Attorneys continue marriage equality battles

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Three South Carolina residents who were denied driver’s licenses under their married names are suing the state Department of Vehicles, asking that the agency be forced to treat same-sex spouses who change their names the same as it does heterosexual couples. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys Nekki Shutt, M Malissa Burnette […]

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Same-sex couples can legally protect themselves, Shutt tells paralegals

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAOLINA – From “don’t ask, don’t tell” to the Defense of Marriage Act, the law is littered with acts, most of them subsequently declared unconstitutional or repealed, that restrict the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender couples. Though the times and the laws slowly are changing, a number of statutes still prevent […]

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Burnette, Shutt help fight for same-sex marriage equality in SC

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA –Nekki Shutt and M. Malissa Burnette are two of the attorneys involved in a Charleston County same-sex couple’s fight for marriage equality. If the legal actions succeed, South Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages would end. Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley are battling for marriage equality on two fronts in actions filed in […]

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Burnette, McDaniel, Shutt among 2014 Legal Elite of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Three attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel have been honored in Columbia Business Monthly’s 2014 Legal Elite of the Midlands. Inclusion in the publication means that the attorneys are considered among the top 10 in their practice area. The honorees are selected after a poll of almost 1,400 South Carolina Bar […]

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Burnette, Shutt included in new edition of The Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest peer-reviewed publications covering the legal profession, highlighted two Burnette Shutt & McDaniel partners: Nekki Shutt: Employment Law, Management; Employment Law, Individuals; Litigation, Labor & Employment. Shutt has been listed in five consecutive editions of Best Lawyers. Malissa Burnette: […]

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Rhodes to lead SC Bar Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Janet E. Rhodes is chairing the South Carolina Bar’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. The committee is one of seven panels that fall under the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section. The committees have concentrations on topics ranging from labor-management relations to occupational health and safety. The Equal Employment Opportunity […]

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Attorneys examine employment law and social media

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Lick the mashed potatoes at work and post a photo on Facebook – there are legal grounds to fire you. The action was not in the employer’s best interests. Smoke a cigarette during happy hour and post that image – your job is safe. At least, it is in states that […]

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Shutt addresses human resource managers

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Nekki Shutt, a Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, was a presenter at the Columbia Society for Human Resource Management’s annual legal workshop. Her presentation, delivered before an audience of 150 human-resources professionals who attended the day-long program, was titled, “Anatomy of a Lawsuit: From Intake To Complaint.” She also […]

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Shutt to present program at national unemployment professionals convention

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Nekki Shutt, a Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, will address a national gathering of unemployment professionals next month in Charleston. Shutt will present a workshop to the National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appeals Professionals during the group’s annual convention, scheduled for June 22-26. She’ll discuss social media as cause […]

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Two from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel included in 2014 edition of Super Lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel & Robinson are being recognized in the just-released 2014 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers. Malissa Burnette was recognized for her work in employee litigation, plaintiff, while Kathleen McDaniel was recognized as a Rising Star in the practice area of administrative law. That designation is […]

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