Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

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1201 Main Street, 22nd Floor
Columbia, SC 29201, United States
Phone: 803-779-3080
Fax: 803-765-1243
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Responding To SCDEW: The Payoff For Employers

There are several ways that employers can keep their unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate down. First, it is beneficial to learn how the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (“SCDEW”) determines the employer’s…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Are Transfers Of Membership Interest In A Single Member LLC Subject To The Deed Recording Fee?

On August 28, 2017 the South Carolina Department of Revenue published Rev Rule #17-5, which updated Rev Rule #15-3 (the “Rev Rul”). The Rev Rul deals with the application of the deed recording fee on real estate transactions. …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Federal Judge In Texas Issues Final Ruling Striking Down New Overtime Rule

By now, employers are certainly well aware that on November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that effectively prevented the implementation and enforcement of the new Department of Labor (“DOL”)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Court’s Ruling Requiring The EEOC To Reconsider Its “Wellness” Regulations Is Not Necessarily A Good Thing For Employers

The ruling in the AARP v. EEOC case may be detrimental to employers and their healthcare plans because the EEOC may either reduce the percentage of its allowable inducement (or penalty) below 30% the employee cost for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Wait - Who Do You Work For Again?

Court of Appeals reverses judgment for bank customer on breach of fiduciary duty claim in case where representations in question were made by an individual that was not employed by the Bank at that time. In Gibson v. Ameris…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

New South Carolina Decision Impacts How Employers Classify Workers

This blog has previously covered the potential pitfalls of classifying workers as independent contractors. While classifying a worker as a “1099” offers many potential benefits on the business side, it can expose the company to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Releases Updated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The Form I-9 is used by employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of all…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

DOL Rolls Back Its 2016 FLSA Overtime Rule

Yesterday, July 26, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a Request for Information seeking notice and comment from the public before issuing revised proposed regulations regarding the minimum salary level required to meet the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A Drill Down On Pence’s Policy In Context Of Avoiding Workplace Discrimination

David Donovan of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly posted an article, “The Pence Policy: Male-Female Interaction Rule May Have Pitfalls for Employers”, which addresses how Vice President Pence’s policy to never eat alone with a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Defining A “Bona Fide Relationship” – The Latest With Trump’s Travel Ban

On July 6th, we covered the United States Supreme Court decision regarding President Trump’s travel ban. That Order limited the entry of foreign nationals and refugees based on an individual’s “bona fide relationship” with an…more
 /  Immigration Law

Last Stop: SCOTUS Reviews The Immigration Ban

President Trump’s Second Executive Order acted to limit the entry of foreign nationals and refugees into the United States. Thereafter, the Fourth and Ninth Circuits granted preliminary injunctions barring the enforcement of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Florida Court Rules Grocery Store Website Is Subject To The ADA

Recently, the District Court for the Southern District of Florida held in Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., that Winn Dixie’s website violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and awarded the plaintiff…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Failure To Accommodate Sincere Religious Beliefs Can Be A Costly Mistake For Employers

Last week, in the case of EEOC v. Consul Energy, Inc., the Fourth Circuit affirmed a $586,860 judgment for a coal miner who claimed that his employer (Consul Energy) failed to accommodate his religious beliefs and constructively…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The End Of The Road? Court Of Appeals Issues New Case Regarding Appealability And Motions To Dismiss.

In Tillman v. Tillman, issued today, the South Carolina Court of Appeals found that an order granting a motion to dismiss is not immediately appealable if the Plaintiff is also granted leave to amend his or her complaint in the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Next Stop: The United States Supreme Court

In an earlier post, we discussed President Trump’s second Executive Order (E.O.) aimed at restricting entry into the United States of certain foreign nationals. In a 10-3 decision, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law
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