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is a type of protection that the law gives to original works of authorship, and it is available for published and unpublished works.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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Shutt participates in Charleston School of Law panel covering family law for same-sex spouses

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Nekki Shutt, was a participant in a spring symposium organized by the Federal Courts Law Review at the Charleston School of Law. The symposium is an annual event that draws both students and practicing attorneys. This year’s program included a keynote address followed by four, one-hour panels. Shutt was a panelist […]

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Shutt, Burnette honored among the Midlands Top 50 Most Influential of 2015

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Nekki Shutt and M. Malissa Burnette are being recognized jointly on a list of the Midlands Top 50 Most Influential of 2015. Columbia Business Monthly announces the list every Jan. 1. The rankings typically include people in business, government, legal, economic development, education and non-profit sectors who made an impact in […]

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