Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

1230 Main Street
Suite 700
Columbia, South Carolina 29201, United States
Contact: Jackie Spivey, Business Development/Communications Manager
Phone: 919-573-7437
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

ICE Now Taking More Opportunistic Approach to Employer Sanctions

Could you imagine losing your workers overnight for immigration reasons due to an unrelated investigation? Recent headlines about an April 5 immigration raid of a meat processing plant in Tennessee announced the biggest…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

South Carolina’s Support of Arbitration Continues to Grow

Previously, in order to have an enforceable arbitration agreement in South Carolina, the arbitration language had to appear on the pages of the contract in bold, UPPER CASE and underlined print. Now, arbitration agreements are…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

DOL Launches "PAID" Self-Audit Program

On April 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) launched the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (PAID) on a six-month trial basis. The intent of the program is to allow employers to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Mediation, Confidentiality and Set-Off - Take Two

The title to this article could have been Mediation – Where the Confidentially Ends and Set-Off Begins, Revisited. However, the wonderful and talented people who edit my edits told me that title is too long. Nonetheless, that is…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Employee Benefits and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

As we move into the second quarter of 2018, now is a good time to remind employers about the significant impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on employee benefits. While some of these issues may not affect the taxation of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Trade Creditor Lacks Standing to Sue Judgment Debtor’s Insurer for Deceptive Trade Practices

On February 20, 2018, the North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of the North Carolina Business Court that provided further clarification on whether a judgment creditor may sue the debtor’s insurer for deceptive trade…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Pay Bias Litigation Results in Costly Settlement

Pay bias litigation made the news recently when a North Carolina federal judge approved a $45 million settlement of class action claims brought by former and current female managers who alleged that Family Dollar paid them less…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The NEW NLRB: Positive Progress, But One Big Stumble

New NLRB Leadership - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is under new leadership and has begun returning the nation to a more balanced labor policy. The NLRB is responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Federal Declaratory Judgment Act - What is Required for Standing?

To establish federal jurisdiction in a declaratory judgment action, two conditions must be satisfied. First, is the constitutional inquiry - the case must be a ‘case or controversy’ pursuant to Article III of the US…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Insurance

How to Stop a Steam Roller: Defending the Veterans Affairs Audit by CGI Federal

Recently, my team has experienced a wave of audit defense cases crashing through our door. Our clients are numerous private, specialty practices across the country that believed they were honoring our veterans and sharing their…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Income Tax Consequences of State Economic Development Incentives After Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

South Carolina has a rich mix of economic development incentives. These include income tax credits, sales tax exemptions, property tax exemptions and credits as well as withholding tax credits. Incentives also include cash…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

When Does the Time to Appeal Begin? Check your email.

Rule 203(b)(1), South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR), requires notice of appeal be served within thirty days after receiving written notice of entry of an order or judgment. While the notice of appeal must be served upon…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure

March Madness for Employers - Revisited - Embrace the Fun and Enjoy the Party?

With the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicking off this week, there will be the inevitable dour reports that bracket filling, live streaming and fun (or even higher stakes) wagering will cost employers billions of…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Guns in the Workplace: A Three-Part Series

Few topics produce more heated reactions than guns, gun violence, and the Second Amendment. For employers in North and South Carolina, this subject can be especially fraught, as both states are near or at record highs in gun…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Emerging LGBTQ Protections: Two Circuits Expand Coverage of Title VII

Nexsen Pruet’s webinar series presentation last month was on Hot Topics in Employment Discrimination and included a segment on the ABC’s of LGBTQ issues in the workplace. As we discussed in the webinar, the Fourth Circuit Court…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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