Wyche at Work: Employment News

At Wyche, we strive to keep our clients and friends in the know about all the latest employment-related news. See below for articles and updates, including a list of topics covered in each, prepared by Wyche employment attorneys Mark Bakker, Ted Gentry, Sarah Batson and Honore Hishamunda.

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  • Wyche at Work:  September Employment Update - September 2014 
    • Kickball Injury Leads to Workers’ Compensation Award.  Wait, What?
    • Complaints of Insurance Fraud Continue to Rise
    • OSHA Revises Reporting Requirements for Work-Related Fatalities and Injuries
    • You Snooze You Lose:  Fourth Circuit Addresses a Late Plaintiff
    • Federal Contractor Updates
  • Wyche at Work:  August Employment Update - August 2014 
    • Handbook Series: Communication System Policies and the Blurred Line between Personal Space and the Workplace
    • National Labor Relations Board Update
    • Beyond the Water Cooler
    • On the Road with Wyche at Work:  Agencies Join Forces to Improve Anti-Retaliation Provisions
    • Reminders for Upcoming Deadlines 
  • Wyche at Work:  July Employment Update - July 2014 
    • Fourth Circuit Rules in Favor of Employer in Whistleblower Case
    • Spotlight on Pregnancy and the Workplace
    • Requests for Medical History May Trigger GINA or ADA Charges
    • Wyche at Work Team Identified as "Super Lawyers"
  • Wyche at Work:  June Employment Update - June 2014 
    • Employee Handbooks and Manuals Part VI: Exploring the Blurry Line between Business and Personal through the Lens of Social Media Policies
    • Pending Executive Order Explands Reach of Employment Discrimination Law
    • On the Road with Wyche at Work:  DOT Proposes Wide-Ranging Rule to Prohibit Coercing Commercial Truck Drivers from Breaking the Law
    • USCIS Conducts Public Forrm; E-Verify Releases Enhancements
    • South Carolina Amends Workers' Compensation Law Regarding Drug Testing Procedures
    • Wyche at Work Lawyers published in Chambers
  • Wyche at Work:  May Employment Update - May 2014
    • Construction Company Hit With Massive I-9 Penalty
    • Fourth Circuit Adresses Employer's Responsibility for Harassment by Non-Employees
    • Employee Handbooks and Manuals Part V: Employee Conduct Policy
    • USERRA: Broad Protections for Uniformed Personnel Returning to the Workplace
    • OSHA and NLRB Unite to Save Whistleblower Claims
  • Wyche at Work:  April Employment Update - April 2014
    • Fourth Circuit Reins in the EEOC with Attorneys Fee Award
    • South Carolina Court of Appeals Enforces Payment of Wages Act
    • Employee Handbooks and Manuals Part IV: Best Practices
    • EEOC Increases Penalty for Violating Notice Posting Requirements
  • Wyche at Work:  March Employment Update - March 2014
    • Employee Handbooks and Manuals Part III: Essential Provisions
    • Training Supervisors to Respond to Harassment or Discrimination Complaints
    • EEOC and FTC Release Joint Publication on Background Checks
    • Recent NLRB Opinion Reverses Board’s Stance on Broad Workplace Policies for South Carolina Employer
    • Weapons at Work – Restaurant Update
  • Wyche at Work:  February Employment Update - February 2014
    • Employee Handbooks and Manuals Part II:  Highlighting the “No-Contract” Disclaimer
    • Fourth Circuit Recognizes Extension of ADA to Temporary Impairments
    • The EEOC Settles It’s First Genetic Information Discrimination Suit
    • Executive Order Establishes Minimum Wage for Employees of Federal Contractors
  • Wyche at Work:  January Employment Update - January 2014
    • Employee Handbooks and Manuals:  A New Series by Wyche At Work
    • NLRB Targets Employer’s No Gossip Policy
    • NLRB Drops Battle over Notice-Posting Requirement
    • Health Care Reform – 2014 Highlights for Employers
    • SC Court addresses Independent Contractor/Employee Classification for Workers’ Compensation
    • South Carolina to Share Services for Unemployment Benefits
  • Wyche at Work:  December Employment Update - December 2013
      • Social Media and the Workplace Part III
      • Responding to EEOC Charges:  Are Attorneys Necessary?
      • Looking Back – 2013 in Review
      • Looking Ahead
  • Wyche at Work:  November Employment Update - November 2013
    • I Can Be Sued Personally For Wage and Employment Tax Claims?
    • DOL Continues to Target Misclassification
    • Social Media and the Workplace Part II
    • Mental Health Parity and the ACA
  • Wyche at Work:  October Employment Update - October 2013
    • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
    • South Carolina Court Addresses FMLA Claims with Mixed Result for Employers
    • Social Media and the Workplace Part I
    • OSHA Launches New Online Resources
  • Wyche at Work:  Special Bulletin -- October 2013
    • The Shutdown:  How Does It Affect Private Employers?
  • Wyche at Work:  September Employment Update - September 2013
    • IRS and DOL Issue Guidance Regarding Same-Sex Marriage
    • Payroll Cards - Practical Benefits and Potential Liability
    • State Wage Notification, Posting, and Record Retention Requirements and Penalties
    • Record Retention Guidelines - Part 2
  • Wyche at Work:  August Employment Update - August 2013
    • EEO-1 Reports Due for Some Employers
    • Deadline to Update HIPAA Privacy Notices for Health Plans
    • ACA Marketplace Notice
    • EEOC's Suit against Fast Food Franchise Provides Reminder About Pregnancy Discrimination
    • Local Restaurants Ordered to Pay Back Wages
    • Supreme Court Ruling Triggers FMLA Update
  • Wyche at Work: July Employment Update - July 2013
    • Administration Postpones Deadline for Employer Mandate
    • Federal Agencies Join Forces to Investigate Charges
    • OSHA Initiatives Require Employer Action
    • Tommy Wyche is the 2013 Green Day Honoree
  • Wyche at Work: June Employment Update - June 2013
    • The EEOC Sues BMW for Improper Use of Background Checks in Employment Decisions
    • Supreme Court Update
    • Appellate Court Rules for Employer on Employee’s Hostile Work Environment Claim
    • NLRB Update and the Courts
    • South Carolina Legislative Update
    • Wyche at Work in the News
  • Wyche at Work: May Employment Update - May 2013
    • The Emergence of Genetic Discrimination Claims
    • EEOC Updates Guidance Targeting Specific Disabilities
    • Will the EEOC Scrutinize Wellness Programs?
    • S.C. Court of Appeals Rules in Employee’s Defamation Case
    • Healthcare Reform – The Employer “Pay or Play” Mandate
  • Wyche at Work: April Employment Update - April 2013
    • E-Verify and SC Immigration Update
    • USCIS Clarifies Effective Date for New Form I-9
    • Concealed Weapons and Rights of Employers
    • OSHA Targets Texting and Distracted Driving
  • Wyche at Work: March Employment Update - March 2013
    • Hiring Highlights
    • Record Retention Guidelines
    • USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9
    • Court Rules Shareholders Personally Liable for Unpaid Overtime
    • Paying Interns May Not Avoid Wage and Hour Lawsuits
  • Wyche at Work: February Employment Update - February 2013
    • Hiring Highlights
    • Antitrust Division Targets Anti-Poaching Agreements
    • DOL Marks 20th Anniversary of FMLA
    • Speaking of Posters...
    • National Entrepreneurship Week
  • Wyche at Work: January Employment Update - January 2013
    • Hiring Highlights
    • Fourth Circuit Adopts Employer-Friendly Interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    • EEOC: ADA May Require a Longer “Leave of Absence”
    • Regulatory Round-Up
  • Wyche at Work: December Employment Update - December 2012
    • 2012 in Review:  South Carolina Legislative Changes
    • Looking Ahead to 2013
    • Hiring Highlights
    • NLRB
  • Wyche at Work: November Employment Update - November 2012

    • Holiday Parties
    • Hiring Highlights
    • Supreme Court Roundup
    • Enforcement of those "no-solicitation and no-distribution" rules
  • Wyche at Work: October Employment Update - October 2012
    • Voting Leave Laws
    • South Carolina Responds to Cyber Attack
    • Hiring Highlights
    • Workplace Flexibility
    • News Straight from the EEOC
  • Wyche at Work: September Employment Update - September 2012
    • Avoiding Pitfalls in Overtime Calculations
    • Focus Continues on Misclassification of Independent Contractors
  • Wyche at Work: August Employment Update - August 2012
    • Wyche Achieves Major Victory for Employers Before South Carolina Supreme Court
    • Fourth Circuit Adopts Employee-Friendly Interpretation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    • S.C. Court of Appeals Rules in Negligent Supervision Case
    • The NLRB Strikes Again!  
  • Wyche at Work: July Employment Update - July 2012
    • There They Go Again:  NLRB Imperialism
    • New South Carolina Laws Take Effect
    • Protect Your Trade Secrets and Confidential Information!
    • Wyche at Work on the Radio
  • Wyche at Work: June Employment Update - June 2012
    • Statistics for Discrimination Charges Now Available Online
    • NLRB Issues Third Memorandum on Social Media Cases
    • Court Rules Employer Retaliated When Employee Refused to Sign Release
  • Wyche at Work: May Employment Update - May 2012
    • EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records
    • EEOC Rules Transgender Status is Protected by Title VII
    • Retirement Plan Fee Disclosure Requirements Take Effect May 31
    • Unpaid Internships
    • Accessing Your Employees' Social Media Accounts
  • Wyche at Work: April Employment Update - April 2012
    • NLRB Posting Not Required in SC … For Now
    • Arbitration at Work
    • EEOC Issues Final Rule Regarding Disparate Impact Claims
    • DOL Updates Online FMLA Advisor
    • Wyche at Work in Court
  • Wyche at Work: March Employment Update - March 2012
    • NLRB Issues Second Report Challenging Social Media Policies
    • E-Verify Required for New Hires in South Carolina
    • Federal Court Addresses NLRB Posting Rule; Deadline Remains Unchanged
    • NLRB Rules Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Invalid
    • Discrimination Charges Set Record Highs in 2011
    • EEOC Clarifies Guidance on ADA and Education Requirements
  • HR 101: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You - Nine Ways to Minimize Your Company's Exposure to Employment Claims - September 2011
  1. Recent National Labor Relations Board Initiatives
  2. Protect Your Trade Secrets & Confidential Information
  3. Classifying Employees and Independent Contractors Correctly
  4. Classifying Employees Correctly – Exempt v. Non-Exempt
  5. Managing Your (Paid) Leave Policies
  6. S.C. Illegal Immigration & Reform Act
  7. Protecting Your Company from Workplace Violence
  8. New Initiatives Related to Hiring
  9. Retirement Plan Fees and Fee Disclosure