Columbia, Lexington & Greenville, SC

Labor Law

 

Employment Law Attorneys

The Right Labor Lawyer Can Make the Right Difference

Employment Law Attorneys Serving Columbia, Lexington & Greenville

Certified employment and labor law specialist Kris Cato heads up our labor law division. She’s represented employers and management in employment and labor law in South Carolina from large national companies to regional and local employers. Kris has experience in all aspects of employment and labor law including business planning, litigation avoidance, defending employers before state and federal administrative agencies and in state and federal court litigation, and labor relations planning.

Our labor law defense lawyers in Columbia, South Carolina defend claims of workplace misconduct and alleged violations of state and federal law.

Does your business or HR department need training on employment-related issues such as contracts, wage/hour issues, affirmative action, employment discrimination, the ADA, or the FMLA? Certified Labor and Employment Specialist Kris Cato can help! Contact us today to schedule your next training.

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Americans with Disabilities (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment. Blair Cato’s attorneys know well the myriad of issues associated with operating a business in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping small business employers handle claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act. We also advise and educate small businesses on how to work in compliance with the Act and minimize or eliminate claims from occurring.

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Age Discrimination (ADEA)

The ADEA prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in employment. Our attorneys are well-versed on the numerous issues of operating a business in compliance with the ADEA and have decades of experience helping small business employers handle such claims. We also advise and educate small businesses on how to work in compliance with the Act and the prevention of such claims.

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Civil Rights Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, and religion in employment. Our attorneys are well-versed on the numerous issues of operating a business in compliance with Title VII and have decades of experience helping small business employers handle such claims. We also advise and educate small businesses on how to work in compliance with the Act and the prevention of such claims.
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Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees with serious health conditions and prohibits retaliation, harassment, and interference by an employer toward an employee for exercising his or her rights under the act. Our attorneys can help small businesses navigate through the ins and out of the act and assist in prevention and compliance.
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Wage and Hour (Fair Labor Standards Act) Claims

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) dictates minimum wage and overtime rules for employers. Whether an employee is entitled to overtime pay and how much can be a complicated and tricky situation to navigate. Blair Cato attorneys have extensive experience in assisting employers to assure compliance with the act and in defending claims which may arise for failure to pay overtime appropriately.
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Retaliation

Most employment laws, including those identified here, prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who exercise or attempt to exercise their rights under those laws, including asserting complaints of discrimination and harassment. Our attorneys have extensive experience in training, assisting, preventing, and defending such claims.
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Sexual Harassment

Title VII prohibits sexual harassment, as well as harassment based on race, gender, religion, and national origin in employment. Employers have a duty to ensure a safe and harassment-free work environment. Blair Cato attorneys have decades of experience in assisting with and defending such claims, including training and policy preparation to prevent such claims.
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Wrongful Discharge

Employees who feel that they have been wrongfully discharged may assert claims against their employer, not only under the statutes above but pursuant to other statutes and common law claims. Blair Cato attorneys can assist employers in taking steps to prevent and/or mitigate such claims and provide proactive advice in dealing with employment situations before any termination in order to limit the employer’s liability.

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700 Huger Street, Suite 102
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 400-8600

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406-A East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
(864) 999-2030

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945 East Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 808-0100

info@blaircato.com

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