Both public and private landowners have to obtain Section 404 discharge permits for the discharge of dredged materials from navigable waters. The Army Corps of Engineers is the permitting authority for the Section 404…more
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has been delegated authority by the EPA to regulate stormwater discharges due to construction activities. An earlier 2006 General Permit is expiring and…more
As the end of another academic year approaches, college students across the country are seeking summer employment opportunities. As a result, your organization may soon be faced with the question of whether to hire summer…more
Close to a year and a half after hearing oral arguments in Bodman v. South Carolina, the South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the “seven caps” and “eighty seven exemptions” found under the State’s sales tax. (Op. No. 27248…more
Starting on May 7, 2013, all employers in the United States may only use the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/13N to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements…more
A. THE PROBLEM: “I want it on the jobsite yesterday!”
In buying out a construction project, a general contractor (GC) or a subcontractor will likely negotiate and enter into equipment leases that cost, on an…more
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration? - Benjamin Franklin
As a general rule, I am almost convinced that all disputes in the construction context should be settled by…more
It’s March, and in Charleston thoughts turn to longer days, spring break and, relatively recently, fashion. The tents go up in Marion Square mid-month for fashion fans to enjoy a week of shows featuring new designs and clothes…more
On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new two-page version of Form I-9, together with six pages of instructions. The new form will be required for use by all employers beginning May 7, 2013…more
The Family and Medical Leave Act Turns Twenty -
On February 5, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 20 years old. Pomp and circumstance aside, the FMLA has certainly been a significant development in employment…more
Originally published in the SC Bar Construction Law Section's "News and Notes" in January 2012.
If you do a thesaurus search of the word “termination,” you’ll find: “extinction, annihilation, execution, slaughter, and…more
The rules are changing when it comes to North Carolina lien and bond laws. And, the new provisions are substantially altering the way in which all parties involved in lien rights – from owners, buyers, and sellers to general…more
The accounting departments of many hospitals and medical practices are preparing for increased costs on medical supplies. Beginning January 1, 2013, new Section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) now imposes a 2.3%…more
In light of the restrictive nature with which South Carolina courts have historically viewed noncompetition agreements, many people assume they are not enforceable and, in essence, “not worth the paper they’re written on.”…more
1. Do you “reply to all” on emails? Should you?
With the ease of email communications, thought needs to be given before you respond to an email and hit “reply to all.” With traditional correspondence by mail to opposing…more
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