Early this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would ban non-compete agreements for employees and independent contractors throughout the United States. Before the comment deadline at the end of April 2023, the FTC received over 27,000... read more
Back in August 2022, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers South Carolina and a few other states, ruled that gender dysphoria qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Quick Refresher on the ADA This law applies to... read more
For older South Carolina employees, the prospect of illegal age discrimination will inevitably raise its head at some point. The EEOC reported in 2022 that 15% of total charges received involved allegations of age discrimination (nearly 11,000 total charges that... read more
In September 2023, several members of Congress introduced a new proposed bill regarding wage theft. Called The Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act, this new law, if passed, would provide additional protection to employees, including those in South Carolina,... read more
A company’s refusal to pay a South Carolina salesperson all unpaid commissions that the employee has earned can have devastating consequences. Employees, especially those who are wholly or partially commission-based, rely upon the prompt payment of earned commissions.... read more
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