The legislative impacts of #MeToo five years later

By Samantha Albrecht Attorney at Law Sex harassment has long impacted the workplace. Too often, though, these problems were ignored. However, in October 2017, following the New York Times release of the Harvey Weinstein story, these issues took the spotlight in a movement too widespread to ignore. The #MeToo movement resulted in victims coming forward […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes attorney Ashley Pennington

COLUMBIA, SC – Long-time criminal defense attorney Ashley Pennington has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. His practice will focus on civil rights, including cases that move law forward on systemic reform. During decades of practice, Pennington focused, not only on protecting clients’ rights in the judicial system, but also on helping them with the tools […]

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Join us at the South Carolina State Bar Convention

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is excited that our attorneys are playing important roles during next week’s South Carolina Bar Convention. Partner Jack Cohoon is this year’s SC Bar Employment Law Section Continuing Legal Education planner. This includes the section’s CLE during the convention. The program is Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. Topics include […]

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SC Supreme Court strikes down abortion ban; Burnette Shutt & McDaniel part of winning legal team

In a major victory for reproductive rights in South Carolina, the state Supreme Court today permanently struck down the state’s six-week abortion ban. The court ruled that the ban violates rights to privacy guaranteed in the South Carolina Constitution. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys M. Malissa Burnette, Kathleen McDaniel and Grant LeFever are part of […]

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New Year employment law checkup for businesses

By Jack E. Cohoon Attorney at Law Here’s a new year’s resolution for growing businesses: Review your employment practices and policies with an attorney. As businesses add workers, they also add legal obligations and potential employment law landmines. Here are some examples: Businesses with five or more South Carolina-based employees must comply with the Payment […]

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