Malissa Burnette Women Vision SC interview

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Malissa Burnette talks with South Carolina ETV about her 40-year career as an attorney and some of the battles she’s fought to help bring equal rights to everyone. The interview will air at 8:30 p.m. July 2 as part of SC ETV’s “Women Vision SC” special honoring 11 community leaders.

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Free unemployment benefits training for South Carolina attorneys

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is teaming up with the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and South Carolina Legal Services to offer free unemployment insurance benefits training for attorneys. The online session is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 2.  It will offer a comprehensive overview of South Carolina’s system. […]

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South Carolina ETV honors Burnette with Women Vision award

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette is among 11 leaders selected for the 2020 South Carolina ETV Women Vision SC awards. The women represent a range of professions, including education, the law, government, business, healthcare, and the media. Burnette, a South Carolina Supreme Court certified specialist in employment and labor […]

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Unemployment benefits and offers of work in the COVID-19 era

By Jack E. Cohoon, Esq. Attorney at Law With the loosening of COVID-19-related restrictions, some employers are reopening and recalling their employees back to work. Employees may wonder whether they will lose their unemployment insurance benefits if they refuse their employers’ offer of work. Under normal circumstances, a worker is ineligible for benefits for failure […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys speak out against discrimination in the legal profession

Last week, hundreds of lawyers raised their voices to speak up against discrimination at the Lawyers Standing Against Racial Injustice Protest at the South Carolina Bar. The attorneys of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel were there and took the message of the protest organizers to heart—if we are to combat discrimination in the world, we must […]

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Lawsuit challenging discrimination against same-sex foster parents can proceed

GREENVILLE, SC – A lawsuit challenging discrimination against married same-sex foster parents can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. The lawsuit, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch vs. United States Department of Health and Human Services et al, was filed in May 2019 in federal court in South Carolina. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founders M. Malissa […]

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Burnette, Rhodes listed in 2020 Super Lawyers edition

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette and Janet Rhodes, both experienced employment law attorneys and partners at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, are listed in the latest edition of Super Lawyers. The annual publication bills itself as a guide to the nation’s outstanding attorneys. Burnette, a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment […]

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Employee rights in the fight against COVID19

In case you missed it: Here’s Grant Burnette LeFever’s Facebook livestream, where she talked with Columbia City Councilwomen Tameika Isaac Devine about employment law issues stemming from the pandemic.

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Health care workers’ rights in the fight against COVID-19

By Grant Burnette LeFever, Esq. Attorney at Law Last updated April 9, 2020 As South Carolina hospitals brace for a surge of COVID-19 patients, workplace safety and health is a growing concern for health-care workers on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. A nationwide shortage of N95 […]

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Paid leave and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Answers to some of your questions

If you missed Burnette Shutt & McDaniels Special Counsel Jack Cohoon’s webinar covering paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, here’s your chance to catch up.

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