2024 Law Series Agenda

March 14 | South Carolina Workers' Compensation

The first class will cover topics in coverage and compliance, handling claims, return to work and light duty, recognizing and avoiding fraud, and interacting with the ADA and FMLA.

April 11 | Understanding Employee Benefit Laws

This class will cover an overview of the ERISA and the impact it has on retirement and welfare benefit plans. In addition, latest developments that are impacting employee benefits administration will be covered.

May 9 | Business Immigration

Federal I-9 compliance and anti-discrimination laws, South Carolina immigration law, immigrant and non-immigrant categories, and recent developments in business immigration laws are the topics that will be covered in this class. 

June 13 | Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

Topics covered in this course include an overview of employment discrimination law, addressing and avoiding workplace harassment and discrimination, the concepts of disparate treatment and impact, and best practices and guidance for responding to charges of discrimination. 

July 11 | Employer's and Employee's Rights and Obligations under the National Labor Relations Act

During this time together, the speaker will present an overview of the NLRA, tensions between free speech and restrictions of speech, protected concerted activity, discrimination provisions of the act, collective bargaining, enforcement procedures and remedies, an impact of states' right to work laws. 

August 8 | Responsibilities under the ADA and FMLA

As the class enters the halfway point in the course, topics covered in this class include handling requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), administering to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and preventing abuse, and ADA/FMLA interaction with other federal laws and workers' compensation. 

September 12 | OSHA and Federal Affirmative Action Laws/Policies

Two separate lessons in OSHA and Federal Addirmative Action Laws/Policies will be lectured on during this class. Subcategories to be covered include meeting drug testing requirements, how to prepare and present your case at a hearing, OSHA regulatory and legislative agendas, preparing Affirmative Action Programs, and laws and regulations covering federal contractors and subcontractors. 

October 10 | Unemployment Claims and Employee Handbooks

How can an employer modify its' handbook and policies, understanding South Carolina unemployment laws, meeting drug test requirements, and preparing and presenting your case at a hearing.

November 14 | Federal/State and Hour Laws

Topics covered in this course will include FLSA white collar exemptions, wage deductions and garnishments, calculating and paying overtime correctly, independent contractor issues, common "hours worked" issues in the electronic age, and complying with the South Carolina Payment of Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act.

December 12 | Special Employment Issues

The last class of the 2023 law series will provide education around avoiding and defending defamation, privacy and other tort claims, social media problems and solutions, hiring employees and conducting reference checks, avoiding and responding to workplace violence, and what E-Discovery and litigation holds mean for HR professionals.