Copyrights: Why it pays to have your copyright registered with the U.S. Copyright Office

A “copyright” is a type of protection that the law gives to original works of authorship, and it is available for published and unpublished works.  Technically, a “copyright” is the right to reproduce copies; however, the Copyright Act gives authors of original works many more rights, such as enabling authors to do or authorize (i.e. […]

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Donevant v. Town of Surfside Beach: The Public Policy Exception to South Carolina’s At-Will Employment Doctrine

South Carolina, like many other states, adheres to the at-will employment doctrine, which allows an employer to terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all.  “An at-will employee may be terminated at any time for any reason or for no reason, with or without cause.” Barron v. Labor Finders of S.C., 393 S.C. […]

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Pavlicek to present CLE program on human trafficking and employment law

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Jax Pavlicek will present a continuing legal education program about the interplay between human trafficking and employment laws. The session, scheduled for May 13, is part of a South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar called “Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law,” part of the annual, mid-year CLE put on […]

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Pavlicek presents program covering employment issues in the LGBT community

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Jax Pavlicek recently spoke to the South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Business Guild on LGBT employment issues. The Guild, a 23-year-old not-for-profit organization, was formed to encourage business development and networking in the LGBT community. The group holds monthly informational meetings as well as regular educational […]

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