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Thursday, May 16, 2019

If my Employees Didn't Read the Employee Handbook, am I Still Legally Bound?


Unless you sit in a room with an employee who is required to read the entire employee handbook aloud, you can never be sure if an employee has read the handbook. A South Carolina labor and employment lawyer will probably tell you that this procedure would be impractical. Instead, most employers require employees to sign an acknowledgment that they have read the handbook and received a copy of the handbook, which covers the employer even if the employee does not read the handbook.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Does Your Company Have a Workers' Compensation Procedure in Place?


Workers’ compensation is designed to provide benefits to employees who are injured on the job or suffer a workplace illness. Most employers in South Carolina are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you have employees and are unsure about your workers’ compensation procedures, you may want to contact a South Carolina labor and employment lawyer to discuss what you should do.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

10 Things Every Company Policy and Procedures Manual Should Have


You know you need a company Policy and Procedures Manual for your human resources department, but you do not know where to begin. It can be difficult to know what policies and procedures to include in a manual if you have never developed an HR manual before now. Engaging the help of a South Carolina labor and employment lawyer can help you as you begin developing your company’s manual.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Is South Carolina Business Friendly?


Deciding what state to form your business is one that should be given careful consideration. This decision can impact your businesses from day one, on. For residents of South Carolina, forming your business in South Carolina may seem the natural choice. For residents of other states, South Carolina may not even come to mind. However, Read more . . .


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Top Five Mistakes Business Owners Make at Depositions


Depositions are a discovery tool used in lawsuits that allow a party to gather evidence about the case. A party testifying at a deposition is under oath, and the entire session is transcribed into an official record by a court reporter. In a lawsuit, depositions can be very useful to learn what evidence the other party has and to force parties to answer key questions before the trial. If you are called to testify at a deposition, be sure to discuss the situation with


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Types of Business Organizations - Advantages and Disadvantages


There are several different types of business organizations that you may choose from when setting up your business.  Each business entity has certain advantages and disadvantages that may make one entity preferable over other entities based on your specific circumstances. Our South Carolina business formation lawyers review the four most common types of business entities in this article and some of the pros and cons of each business structure.


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Friday, February 8, 2019

Are Business Plans Still Relevant?


Sources seem to disagree about whether business plans are still relevant. Some industry professionals argue that a business plan is a key to success. However, other industry professionals argue that business plans are a waste of time and resources. If you are confused about a business plan, you are not alone. Our Read more . . .


Monday, January 28, 2019

New Laws for a New Year - Is Your Business Ready?


Each year, our lawmakers pass new laws that impact the lives of South Carolina residents and businesses throughout the state. In some cases, the laws benefit businesses but may require additional steps to remain compliant with state laws. Our South Carolina business compliance lawyers discuss five of the new laws that become effective for state residents and businesses as of January 1, 2019.
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Monday, January 21, 2019

2019 Business Outlook - 5 Business Predictions for the Coming Year


Some predictions about the trends and business outlook for 2019 are difficult to make with a high degree of certainty. Recent volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about how lawmakers intend to govern with a divided Congress makes some leading business analysts very nervous. Our South Carolina business and corporate lawyers discuss five business predictions that appear to be safe calculations of the business outlook for 2019.


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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Five Ways to Build Your Business Through Government Contracting


If you never considered bidding for government contracts, you need to revise your thinking about government contracting. Government contracting is another source of business opportunities for your company. As you grow and expand your business, you need to take advantage of every opportunity in the marketplace to gain new customers. This includes working with a Read more . . .


Friday, December 21, 2018

5 Things Your Company Must Know About Data Security


If your company retains personal and sensitive information about your employees, clients, or customers, you must protect this data. Cybercriminals attack businesses each day to steal data they can use for profit. As a business owner, it is important that you understand data security. A Read more . . .


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