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Understanding the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program: What Employers Need to Know About the Department of Labor’s Recent Guidance to State Workforce Agencies

May 6 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic Rolls on, both employers and employees continue to grapple with the resulting economic downturn and depressed labor market…

Obesity as a disability under the ADA: is it more likely now than before?

September 11 2013 In July, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a new policy that officially labels obesity as a disease, "requiring a range of medical…

When do related companies get combined for purposes of FMLA?

May 3 2017 Consider this example: Company A has 30 employees in Greenville and Company B has 30 employees in Spartanburg. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)…

Termination for convenience clauses in the private arena: traps every construction practitioner should know

March 14 2013 If you do a thesaurus search of the word "termination," you'll find: "extinction, annihilation, execution, slaughter, and massacre." "Termination,"…

New Tax Law May Affect Mileage Reimbursement Policy for Employers

May 16 2018 Outside of potential minimum wage issues, there is no federal law requiring employers to reimburse employees who use their personal vehicles for…

2021: We Thought You Would Never Get Here, and Now that You Are, What Can Employers Expect

January 6 2021 Never before have we welcomed a year with quite the hope and exuberance as we welcome 2021. While some good things did happen in 2020, for most…

November 2020 Torts & Insurance Fourth Circuit Cases of Interest

January 5 2021 Periodically, Nexsen Pruet attorney Marc Manos, a member of the SC Bar Torts and Insurance Practice Section Council, sheds light on a few r…

Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 - Use It or Lose It

January 5 2021 Tucked away in the recesses of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, also known as the COVID-19 relief and spending bill, is the Trademark…

New Year, New Penalties from EPA

January 4 2021 Since 1996, federal agencies have been required to review and adjust their statutory civil monetary penalties for inflation under the Federal Civil…

The Patent Dossier

January 4 2021 Filing for and getting a US Patent on an invention was easier - but riskier - before the Movement…