In a recent opinion, the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by four individuals to challenge Governor Henry McMaster’s decision to end federal unemployment programs early.
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The South Carolina Supreme Court significantly modified the “statutory employee doctrine” framework last week, making it easier for employees of contractors and subcontractors to sue worksite employers for work-related injuries and accidents.
On August 15, 2021, South Carolina’s new “Open Carry With Training Act” took effect. Under the new “Open Carry” law, individuals who possess a South Carolina concealable weapon permit (“CWP”) can carry a concealable weapon openly on the individual’s person or in a manner that is concealed, i.e., hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing.
In a lawsuit by a terminated employee claiming former supervisors conspired to target her with negative performance reviews which ultimately resulted in dismissal, the employee now has an easier path to recovery following a recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision.
North Carolina and South Carolina enforce their own workplace safety and health plans. As “state plan states,” they are required to adopt regulations that are at least as effective as those adopted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Effective July 1, 2022, college athletes in South Carolina can earn compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness (NIL) and to obtain agents.
Senate Bill 685, signed by Governor Henry McMaster, applies to eligible intercollegiate athletes and post-secondary educational institutions in South Carolina. It prohibits such institutions
Rescinding Mask Mandates, Masks in Schools, Prohibiting Vaccine Passports, Crowd Control, Curbside Sales of Beer and Wine, and More.
South Carolina recently passed a joint resolution that offers protection to its businesses and health care providers from liability for certain claims arising from COVID-19.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed the “South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act” into law, providing legal immunity to certain businesses that reasonably adhere to public health guidance in effect at the time an applicable COVID-19-related claim arises.
As expected, on April 28, 2021, Governor Henry McMaster signed the “South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act” (Senate Bill 147) into law. The act, which provides protection from “coronavirus claims” to a broad class of covered entities and covered individuals, went into effect immediately and “appl[ies] to all civil and
On April 28, 2021, Gov. Henry McMaster signed South Carolina’s COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act into law. The state’s employers will now have a defense that they are immune from liability if an employee claims s/he contracted COVID-19 at work.
The “South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act” (Senate Bill 147) is expected to reach Governor Henry McMaster’s desk early this week for his signature. Senate sponsors initially introduced the act on December 9, 2020, and it received final approval in the House of Representatives on April 23, 2021. Similar to
On April 13, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Joint Statement on the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine. The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in the use of the J&J vaccine as the agencies investigate six reported cases of serious blood clots occurring in individuals vaccinated with the J&J product.
One of South Carolina’s oldest and largest newspapers may soon become unionized. An affiliate of the Communication Workers of America recently filed a petition seeking to unionize all non-supervisors who work at The State newspaper. The Carolinas are the least unionized States in the nation, but they are certainly not immune to unionization efforts such as the one at The State as well as elsewhere.
The South Carolina state Senate has passed legislation that would provide immunity from COVID-19-related lawsuits for businesses that follow state and federal health guidelines.