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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 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.

Noncompete Agreements Hinder Economic Development

We know noncompete agreements are prohibitive, but a new study suggest it doesn’t just hurt an employee’s ability to find meaningful work. South Carolina and other states are losing prized researchers, scientists, inventors, and maybe even sandwich makers, to states that ban such contracts. […]

By | April 8th, 2015|Employment Law, Non-Compete Litigation, Practice of Law|Comments Off on Noncompete Agreements Hinder Economic Development

It’s All Uber But The Shouting: Employee versus Independent Contractor (And Why It Even Matters)

Uber’s in the news yet again. This time, it’s Uber’s service in South Carolina that has spawned complications for the company. Since beginning service in this state in July 2014, Uber, a ridesharing company based in San Francisco, has continued to spread throughout the state, but not without raising the hackles of its competition, taxi companies, [...]

By | January 25th, 2015|Employment Law, FLSA, Overtime, Unpaid wages|Comments Off on It’s All Uber But The Shouting: Employee versus Independent Contractor (And Why It Even Matters)