How South Carolina Distinguishes Between Independent Contractors and Employees

Rosen Hagood May 13, 2021

Independent contractors are playing an increasingly common role in our economy, with the advent of the gig economy and more freelance jobs than ever before. When done properly, classifying a worker as an independent contractor can save a company significant money on taxes, insurance, and overhead. However, if a worker is incorrectly classified, it could …

What You Need To Know About “Ban the Box” and Fair Chance Hiring Laws

Rosen Hagood October 5, 2020
Charleston Tortious Interference Lawyer

Municipalities across the country, including some here in South Carolina, are adopting so-called “Ban the Box” ordinances. These laws are designed to prevent employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories, a practice which is often seen as unfair and discriminatory. As Ban the Box laws expand, there’s a good chance that more cities …

Duty of Loyalty vs. Free Economic Competition

Rosen Hagood February 13, 2020
Charleston Duty of Loyalty vs. Free Economic Competition

When a new employee is hired, there’s a familiar litany of processing and paperwork that must be completed before the new hire can hit the ground running. In addition to tax and payroll forms, an employer may also require the new employee to sign an employment contract or handbook, a non-compete or confidentiality agreement, or …

Disabilities in the Workplace – “Qualified Individuals”

Elizabeth F. Nicholson November 20, 2018
Charleston Disability Lawyer

While it may not be a priority for small business owners and startups, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) deserves your attention. It is a serious piece of legislation that can be difficult to navigate for employers and employees alike. The ADA is a civil rights law enacted in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against individuals …

Rosen Hagood Recognized As One of Charleston’s “Best Law Firms”

Rosen Hagood November 13, 2018

Rosen Hagood is honored to be included in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Recognition on this list reflects the high level of respect the firm has earned among both peers and clients for its legal skill, professionalism, and integrity. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based …

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