The Right to Privacy in South Carolina
Recently, the South Carolina Supreme Court struck down the state’s Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act (the “Act”), finding that it violates a woman’s right to privacy as guaranteed by the South Carolina Constitution. It’s no secret that rights surrounding abortions and women’s health care are a hot topic in the media and politics. […]
Motherhood is tough. Working outside the home while also being a mom is even tougher. Federal lawmakers recently approved the PUMP Act, attempting to make breastfeeding a little easier for working moms. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) previously required employers to provide a place (that is not a bathroom) and unpaid break time […]
Employee? Independent Contractor? Who Knows?
You’ve started a business and things are booming! Now you need help getting all the work done. Do you hire an employee or an independent contractor? What’s the difference and why does it matter? In short, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) puts restrictions on labeling workers as independent contractors to protect those […]
Life is Like a Box of…Board Games?
That’s how the saying goes, right? Maybe not, but I’m the odd bird who doesn’t particularly care for chocolates. I do, however, love a good board game. My husband and I are board game nerds, so an exciting Friday night for us is usually spent gathered around a table strategizing how to build a deck […]
Make Your Contract Work For You
Most disputes we see come out of a contract. And many times, the dispute could have been avoided at the drafting stage. Contracts are used every day by many different people. In fact, I would bet that most people sign a contract of some kind every week. Getting your car repaired? Having a minor medical […]
Don’t Be An Ostrich
If you ignore your problems, they will all just go away, right? Unfortunately not. Sticking your head in the sand is not an effective problem-solving strategy, particularly in the legal realm. How Do You Know You Have A Legal Problem? Have you and your business partner stopped working together or communicating well with one another? Do you think you […]
Yes, You Need an Operating Agreement. No, the One You Downloaded Isn’t Sufficient.
The fun of being an entrepreneur is developing your winning idea for the new product or service you want to offer. The last thing people want to do is stop their creative process and deal with the paperwork. But making sure your business-house is in order before launching your big idea is CRITICAL to your […]