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South Carolina Plus

South Carolina Plus was created in collaboration with Fisher & Phillips LLP, McNair Law Firm, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.. , and authored by J. Hagood Tighe, Richard J. Morgan

Includes 4 products:
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Model Employee Policies for South Carolina Employers
  • South Carolina Employment Law Reference Guide
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription


    About the law firm

    Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Established in 1948, FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the country’s oldest and largest firms devoted exclusively to representing employers in labor, employment, wage-hour, workplace safety and health, employee benefits, and business immigration law. Our depth and breadth of experience in these niche areas are unsurpassed.

     

    Our practice includes counseling and defending employers under all major federal and state labor, employment, employee benefits, workplace safety and health, and business immigration laws and regulations including,...read more ,

    McNair Law Firm

    McNair is the go-to law firm that gets things done for business, government, organizations and individuals throughout the Carolinas. Our strong foundation in public policy and economic development practice, laid down nearly 40 years ago, now supports an expanded presence in nine offices throughout South Carolina’s booming coastal region and diverse upstate growth regions, and the regional metroplex of Charlotte, N.C.

    We have expanded our office base throughout the Carolinas because it was what our clients needed...read more ,

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor...read more


    About our sponsor

    Our Vision

    The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is the unified voice of business and premier advocacy organization in the state. The South Carolina Chamber creates prosperity for all citizens through an economy of increased productivity and global competitiveness.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, as the single, unified voice of business, is to enhance the quality of life for all South Carolinians. The South Carolina Chamber leads the way in achieving global competitiveness and ultimately increasing prosperity for our citizens by:

    • Creating a shared, collaborative vision for South Carolina;
    • Increasing productivity through an educated and highly-skilled, capable workforce;
    • Advocating a balanced, predictable tax and spending system;
    • Fostering a favorable climate among our members and their diverse employees; and,
    • Promoting the positive impact of a successful business community on our citizens.

    If you would like to know more about the South Carolina Chamber... learn more


    Testimonials

    HR Simple is one of the best HR Tools I have. Any question I have I type in the subject and viola there’s my answer. The weekly newsletter is very informative and there is always something included that my managers can use. Best investment for HR here.

    Kaye Holcomb, HR Manager, Tritek Fire and Security, LLC,, South Carolina


    hrsimple.com is a must-have not only for HR professionals in the state, but for labor and employee relations professionals, employment lawyers and small business owners. It is comprehensive in scope, addressing the many legal and compliance issues that face employers from recruiting to retirement. Yet, despite the wide range of issues covered, and the complexity of those issues, information is easy to find and comprehend, avoiding much of the legal-speak that can often be difficult to interpret.

    John A. Challenger, Chief Executive Officer, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., Chicago, Illinois


    I have been in Human Resources for over 30 years.  "Performance Management Strategies: Finding Common G.R.O.U.N.D." was one of the best presented, arranged, and informative webinars I have ever participated in.  I wish my whole crew of supervisors and managers could have participated in it.  However, with the information I received and the way it was laid out, I hope that I will be able to mock the presentation for them. You and Jamie did an excellent job in presenting this in a clear, distinctive way that was interesting and was never boring. 

    Dena Smith, Heartland EMS, Inc.


    Topics covered

    Model Employee Policies for South Carolina Employers

    About the Firm

    About the Author

    Features of the HR library

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Establishing documentation procedures

    Chapter 3 Disclaimers

    Chapter 4 Pre-hire considerations

    Chapter 5 Job descriptions

    Chapter 6 Hiring

    Chapter 7 Basic company policies

    Chapter 8 Pay practices

    Chapter 9 Insurance and other benefits

    Chapter 10 Time off and leaves of absence

    Chapter 11 Accommodations

    Chapter 12 Workplace safety

    Chapter 13 Performance evaluations

    Chapter 14 Work rules and discipline

    Chapter 15 Termination of employment

    Chapter 16 Unemployment benefits

    Chapter 17 Miscellaneous forms and policies

    Appendix A Posting requirements

    Appendix B Record retention

    Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

    About FordHarrison LLP

    About the Editors

    Editor's Foreward

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Pre-Employment Issues

    Chapter 3: Pre-Employment Testing

    Chapter 4: Interviews

    Chapter 5: Background Checks

    Chapter 6: The Employment Relationship

    Chapter 7: New Hire Reporting

    Chapter 8: Policy Manuals and Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 9: Employee Personnel Files

    Chapter 10: Employment Contracts

    Chapter 11: Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets

    Chapter 12: Affirmative Action

    Chapter 13: Discipline

    Chapter 14: Termination

    Chapter 15: Layoffs

    Chapter 16: Employment Litigation

    Chapter 17: Union Organizing Activity

    Chapter 18: Social Media

    Appendix A: Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B: Posting Requirements

    South Carolina Employment Law Reference Guide

    About the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

    About Fisher Phillips

    About the Authors and Editors

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 3: Introduction

    Chapter 4: The Employment Relationship

    Chapter 5: Basic Hiring Practices

    Chapter 6: Personnel Files

    Chapter 7: Employee Policies and Procedures Manual

    Chapter 8: Employment Contracts

    Chapter 9: Immigration

    Chapter 10: Civil Rights

    Chapter 11: Racial Discrimination

    Chapter 12: Age Discrimination

    Chapter 13: Anti-Discrimination and Government Contracts

    Chapter 14: Disability Discrimination

    Chapter 15: Workplace Investigations

    Chapter 16: Military Service

    Chapter 17: Wage and Hour Issues

    Chapter 18: Interns and Volunteers

    Chapter 19: Child Labor

    Chapter 20: Employee Benefits

    Chapter 21: Time Off and Leaves of Absence

    Chapter 22: Workplace Privacy

    Chapter 23: Employment-Related Torts

    Chapter 24: Alcohol and Drug Testing

    Chapter 25: Workers’ Compensation

    Chapter 26: Safety and Health Issues

    Chapter 27: Unions in the Workplace

    Chapter 28: Workforce Reductions

    Chapter 29: Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Chapter 30: Performance Evaluations

    Chapter 31: Employee Discipline

    Chapter 32: Termination

    Chapter 33: Unemployment Compensation

    Chapter 34: Violence in the Workplace

    Chapter 35: Enforcement

    Chapter 36: Disaster Planning

    Chapter 37: Social Media

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B: Posting Requirements

    Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

    Squire Patton Boggs

    About the Authors

    Chapter 1: Snapshot

    Chapter 2: Overview

    Chapter 3: Covered Employers

    Chapter 4: Workers not Covered by Federal Law

    Chapter 5: Leased or Temporary Employees

    Chapter 6: White-Collar Exemptions

    Chapter 7: Additional Exemptions

    Chapter 8: Nonexempt Employees: Minimum Wage Requirements

    Chapter 9: Nonexempt Employees: Overtime Compensation

    Chapter 10: Nonexempt Employees: What Counts as “Wages”

    Chapter 11: Nonexempt Employees: Determining Work Time

    Chapter 12: Deductions from Pay

    Chapter 13: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Chapter 14: Enforcement

    Chapter 15: Remote Workers and Telecommuting

    Chapter 16: Posting Requirements

    Chapter 17: Employment of Minors

    Chapter 18: Equal Pay

    Chapter 19: Payment of Wages

    Chapter 20: Where to Go for More Information

    Appendix A: State Agencies

    Appendix B: Wage and Hour District Offices

    Forms and Policies

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    Acknowledgement of Receipt of Handbook

    Sample Cover Page of Employee Manual

    Sample Disclaimer

    Adverse Action Letter

    Affirmative Action Policy

    Affirmative Action Program Applicants Pre-Offer Invitation

    Affirmative Action Program - Applicants Who Are Disabled

    Affirmative Action Program Post-Offer Invitation

    Affirmative Action Voluntary Information

    At Will Employment Application (Option 1)

    At Will Employment Application (Option 2)

    At Will Employment Application (Option 3)

    At Will Employment Application (Option 4)

    At Will Employment Offer Letter

    Authorization to Release Information

    Authorized Access Agreement

    Background Research Release (Option 1)

    Background Research Release (Option 2)

    Background Verification Disclosure

    Candidate Rating Sheet

    Candidate Tracking Log

    Conditional Offer Questionnaire

    Credit Check Consent Form

    Disclosure to Applicant Regarding Investigative Consumer Report

    Educational Reference

    Employment Interview Analysis

    Employment of Relatives Policy

    Employment Reference

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (Option 1)

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (Option 2)

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (Option 3)

    Exempt Telephone Refernce Check

    Interview Checklist

    Interviewer Evaluation

    Interviewing Form

    Medical History Questionnaire

    Non-Exempt Telephone Reference Check

    Offer-Acceptance Letter

    Police Check

    Post-Conditional Job Offer Request for Physician's Certification

    Reference Inquiry

    Substance Abuse Policy

    Substance Abuse Prevention Program Consent Form

    Telephone Reference Check

    At Will Job Description Non-Exempt (Office)

    At Will Job Description Non-Exempt (Production)

    At Will Position Description

    Job Descriptions

    Job Duties and Descriptions Policy

    Employee Information

    Employee Orientation and Training Checklist

    Employment At Will (Option 1)

    Employment At Will Policy (Option 2)

    Employment Notice

    Employment Status Policy

    Hiring Checklist

    I-9 Form

    Immigration Law Compliance Policy

    Length of Service Policy

    Orientation Period Policy

    Union-Free Policy (Option 1)

    Union-Free Policy (Option 2)

    Union-Free Policy Third Party Intervention (Option 3)

    W-4 Form (2018)

    Welcome Statement

    Confidential and Proprietary Information Statement

    Confidentiality of Company Information

    Conflicts Arising from Personal Relationships Policy

    Conflicts of Interest Policy

    EEO Policy Statement to New Employees

    Employment Confidentiality Agreement

    Ethics Policy

    Inspection of Property Policy

    Media Contact Policy

    Non-Fraternization Policy

    No-Solicitation No-Distribution Policy

    Outside Employment Policy

    Social Media Policy

    Workplace Dating Policy

    Workplace Diversity Policy

    Authorization Form for Deduction from Wages

    Check Request Form

    Employee Payroll Change Notice

    Employee Referral Bonus Policy

    Errors in Payment Policy

    Expense Reimbursement Policy

    Hours of Work (Option 1)

    Hours of Work (Option 2)

    Natural Disasters Policy

    Overtime Policy

    Payment of Bonuses Policy

    Payment of Commissions Policy

    Payroll Advances Policy (Option 1)

    Payroll Advances Policy (Option 2)

    Payroll Direct Deposit Form

    Place and Time of Payment Policy (Option 1)

    Place and Time of Payment Policy (Option 2)

    Recording Your Hours Policy

    Salary Change Recommendation Form

    Severe Weather Policy

    Shortages and Overages Policy

    Telecommuting Policy

    Terms of Employment Notice

    Travel Pay Policy

    Use of Time Cards Policy

    Wage Deductions Policy

    401(K) Plan Enrollment Form

    Beneficiary Designation Form

    Cafeteria Plan Policy

    Continuation of Group Health Insurance Policy

    Designation of Beneficiary

    Employee Assistance Program Policy

    Health Insurance

    Information on Categories of Benefits

    Insurance Policy

    Life Insurance

    Long-Term-Disability Plan Policy

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage General Notice

    Profit-Sharing Plan

    Short-Term Disability Plan Policy

    Tuition Reimbursement Policy

    Bereavement Leave Policy

    Doctor's Statement Concerning Medical Maternity or Health Related Condition

    DOLs Final Rule on Family and Medical Leave

    Education Leave Policy

    Family and Medical Leave (Option 1)

    Family and Medical Leave (Option 2)

    Holidays Policy

    Jury Duty Policy

    Medical Leave of Absence Policy

    Military Leave Policy

    Model Absence Tracking Form

    Paid Time Off Policy

    Personal Days Policy

    Personal Leave of Absence (Option 1)

    Personal Leave of Absence (Option 2)

    Physicians Release to Return to Work

    Physicians Statement Concerning Leave

    Report of Absence

    Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)

    Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave

    School Parental Leave Policy

    Sick Leave Bank Policy

    Sick Leave Policy

    Vacations (Option 1)

    Vacations (Option 2)

    Voting Policy

    WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition

    WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition

    WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

    WH-382 Designation Notice

    WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

    WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury and Illness of a Current Servicemember

    WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran

    Accommodation Request

    Accommodations for Disabled Individuals

    Accommodations Request Form

    Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

    Religious Accommodations Policy

    Request for Reasonable Accommodation

    Response to Request for Accommodation

    Response to Request for Accommodation

    Cellular Telephone Usage Policy

    Driver Qualifications Policy

    Electronic Communications Policy

    Safety Problem Solving Policy (Option 4)

    Sample Safety Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Safety Policy (Option 2)

    Use of Company Motor Vehicles Policy

    Violence in the Workplace Policy

    Weapons Policy

    Workers' Compensation Policy

    Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Forms & Instructions

    Your Safety Pledge Policy (Option 3)

    Compensation Review Policy (Option 1)

    Compensation Review Policy (Option 2)

    Department Checklist-Employee Progress Report

    Exempt Performance Appraisal

    New Employee Progress Report

    Non-Exempt Employee Performance Appraisal

    Performance Appraisal

    Performance Appraisals Policy

    Performance Appraisal Summary

    Performance Evaluation

    Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form

    Temporary Employee Evaluation

    Anti-Bullying Policy (Option 1)

    Anti-Bullying Policy (Option 2)

    Attendance Bonus Policy (Option 3)

    Attendance Policy (Option 1)

    Attendance Policy (Option 2)

    Discipline Documentation Form

    Employee Appearance Policy

    Employee Conduct Policy (Option 1)

    Employee Conduct Policy (Option 2)

    Employee Conduct Policy (Option 3)

    First-Step Warning

    Harassment Policy (Option 1)

    Harassment Policy (Option 2)

    Harassment Policy (Option 3)

    Open-Door Form

    Open-Door Policy (Option 1) Problem Resolution

    Open-Door Policy (Option 2) Problem Resolution

    Open-Door Policy (Option 3)

    Open-Door Policy (Option 4)

    Second-Step Warning

    Third-Step Warning

    Employee Exit Summary

    Employee Separation Clearance Checklist

    Exit Checklist

    Exit Interview

    Exit Interview Policy

    Layoffs and Recalls Policy

    Reductions in Force Policy

    Reference Release Form

    Reference Release Waiver

    Reference Requests Policy

    Separation Summary

    Severance Acceptance Agreement

    Termination Due to Poor Performance

    Termination Letter

    Termination of Employment Policy

    Voluntary Resignation

    Election to Reimburse the S.C. Employment Security Commission for Benefits Paid

    Employer Quarterly Continuation Sheet

    Employer Quarterly Contribution and Wage Reports

    Employers Report of Change

    Employers Request for Benefit Address

    Employer Status Report

    Instructions for Employer Quarterly Continuation Report

    Instructions for Employer Quarterly Wage Report....

    Mass Separation.....Total Unemployment

    Notice to Employer Regarding an Offer of Work

    Offer of Work

    Regulations Governing Offers of Work

    South Carolina School-to-Work

    Statement to Correct Information

    Statement to Correct Information Continuation Sheet

    Affidavit of Marriage

    Bright Idea Program - Entry Form

    Displaced Employee Data Sheet

    Employment Information Change

    Equipment Reimbursement Form

    Expense Reimbursement - Smoking Policy

    Job Posting Policy

    Listening to Music Policy

    Medical Authorization

    Policy Statement Regarding Duplication of Software

    Position Decline Statement

    Promotion or Transfer Request

    Promotions and Transfers Policy

    Promotions, Transfers, Demotions and Reclassifications Policy

    Smoking Policy

    Substance Abuse Prevention Process Substance Abuse Investigation Form

    Telephone Usage Policy

    Verification of Dependent Status

    Visitors in the Workplace Policy

    Employee Records Policy

    Medical Information Policy

    Form I-9 (2017 - 2019)

    Form I-9 Instructions