Can a SC company look at personal emails or text messages of an employee? Does the company have that right? What rights does a SC employee have if that happens? Are Personal Emails and Texts Protected on Your Personal Devices? For most employees in South Carolina, use... read more
Trade secrets laws for South Carolina employees apply regardless of whether the employee signed any sort of agreement or contract. These days, many companies require an employee to sign a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement before starting work. Often these... read more
As a plaintiff’s employment lawyer representing employees throughout South Carolina, I get calls quite frequently from potential clients who believe they’ve been subjected to a hostile work environment. Very often these employees mean that phrase in the... read more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to South Carolina employers with more than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius of where the employee works. However, a South Carolina employee only becomes eligible for FMLA leave if the employee has been employed for... read more
Religious accommodations questions are not terribly common in South Carolina. In normal years, EEOC charges for religious discrimination and accommodation issues are only about 3-4% of the total number of charges filed. In 2021, with the advent of the federal vaccine... read more
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