Malissa on Weed: Legalized Marijuana and Employer Drug Testing

By M. Malissa Burnette Attorney at Law It’s Weed Day 2018! Marijuana is no longer perceived as the threat to all humanity portrayed in the 1936 propaganda film “Reefer Madness”. That iconic work, now viewed as laughable, was a melodramatic marvel depicting teenagers lured to using marijuana then driven to insanity, mayhem and murder. On […]

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#MeToo . . . the tweet heard round the world

By Nekki Shutt Attorney at Law October 15, 2017. That was the day celebrity Alyssa Milano (from Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place and Charmed) tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write “me too” as a reply to this tweet.” That tweet evoked a tidal wave of response: Within 24 hours, half a million […]

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Rhodes to moderate panel at annual WREN Summit

COLUMBIA, SC – Janet Rhodes, an employment lawyer at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, will moderate a panel next week at the second annual Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network Summit. The two days of events, April 9 and 10, include discussions and speakers covering a range of topics. The summit culminates with an Equal Pay Day […]

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Shutt part of 14th Amendment panel at coming symposium

Columbia, South Carolina – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Nekki Shutt is among the panelists at symposium this month on the Fourteenth Amendment. “Reconstruction’s Legacy: The History and Contemporary Significance of the Fourteenth Amendment” is two-day event capping a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Reconstruction era. The University of South Carolina and Historic […]

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McDaniel receives Leadership in Law Award

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina Lawyers Weekly has honored Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Kathleen McDaniel with a Leadership in Law Award. The annual honor recognizes attorneys who go above and beyond in serving the profession and the community. McDaniel has a long history of civic involvement, from creating a recycling program in Charleston to […]

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WREN honors Burnette for work in social justice

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Malissa Burnette was among 10 South Carolina trailblazers honored today at the annual International Women’s Day luncheon. During the event, organized by the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, Burnette was recognized for her success in taking the battle for social justice to the court system. Her record […]

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Shutt addresses state dental hygienists meeting

COLUMBIA, SC – Nekki Shutt, a co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel and a certified South Carolina employment law specialist, addressed the midwinter meeting of the South Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association last weekend. Her course, part of a day-long session, was on labor law. More than 100 dental hygienists attended. Shutt frequently addresses professional groups […]

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Happy 2018!

We are excited about the possibilities this new year will bring.

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