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A Guide to Compassionately Understanding Your Lawyer (Bless Their Heart)

If you have occasion to speak with a lawyer, you may find yourself on the unfortunate receiving end of an overly-long sentence that is filled with incomprehensible legal terms or phrases, jargon, terms of art, or Latin curse words. As a lawyer myself, I can attest to the fact that I don’t intend to confuse a [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Litigation|Comments Off on A Guide to Compassionately Understanding Your Lawyer (Bless Their Heart)

What Does a South Carolina Employee Need to Do Before Filing an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit?

Employment discrimination comes in many forms, but only certain types of discrimination against employees are legally prohibited in South Carolina. The law prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on several protected categories, including age, race, sex, disability, pregnancy, and a few others. The also prohibits an employer retaliating against an employee who complains about or [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Discrimination, EEOC, Employment Law|Comments Off on What Does a South Carolina Employee Need to Do Before Filing an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit?

Does Your Employer Owe You Unpaid Overtime?

Perhaps the better question is: Have you been misclassified by your South Carolina employer as exempt from being paid overtime? Unpaid overtime is an increasingly common complaint in South Carolina and across the county. I’ve written previously about some initial questions that a South Carolina employee needs to ask an experienced South Carolina unpaid overtime lawyer [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Employment Law, FLSA, Overtime, Unpaid wages|Comments Off on Does Your Employer Owe You Unpaid Overtime?

Can A South Carolina Employee Be Fired for Voting for Donald Trump?

This past week, after the election of Donald Trump as our nation's president was announced, the CEO of GrubHub, a nationwide food delivery service, sent an email to all of his employees  that stated the following: I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Employment Law|Comments Off on Can A South Carolina Employee Be Fired for Voting for Donald Trump?

What the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Means For South Carolina Employees

Although there was very little notice by the press or voters, trade secrets lawyers saw a significant development in the law recently.  Last month, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The DTSA provides a federal counterpart to the various state laws that already govern trade secret litigation. Currently [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|Litigation, trade secrets|Comments Off on What the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Means For South Carolina Employees

What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Why is It Blocking My Way to the Courthouse?

What Is the EEOC? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency tasked with enforcing the federal employment laws in the United States. It has the authority to bring a lawsuit on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully terminated in violation of federal law, which includes Title VII of the Civil Rights [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Discrimination, EEOC, Employment Law|Comments Off on What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Why is It Blocking My Way to the Courthouse?

Wage Theft in South Carolina: Unpaid Wages and the SC Wage Payment Act

Wage theft has become a significant problem in the United States, as many employers are failing to pay their employees for all hours that the employee worked. If your employer has failed to pay you what you have rightfully earned, what are your legal options? What Qualifies as Wages in South Carolina? The South Carolina [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Employment Law, Unpaid wages|Comments Off on Wage Theft in South Carolina: Unpaid Wages and the SC Wage Payment Act

The Law Provides Protections Against Military Service Discrimination in Employment.

Military service discrimination in employment is illegal.  The United States Government employs approximately 2.5 million people in active and reserve duty capacities. Each of these individuals faces many challenges inherent with such a chosen career path, including family obligations, work obligations, and long- or short-term deployments. Many, if not all, military reservists have full-time civilian [...]

By | October 5th, 2015|Discrimination, Employment Law, USERRA|Comments Off on The Law Provides Protections Against Military Service Discrimination in Employment.