Burnette to speak at SC Bar Convention employment law seminar

Join Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette as she helps kick off the South Carolina Bar Convention Employment and Labor Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar Friday morning.

A South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law, Burnette will co-present a session titled, “What’s New? Presenting the 5th Edition of Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers.”

The talk begins at 8:30 a.m. The full employment law seminar, which includes panels covering discrimination, wage and hour law, immigration and more, runs until 11:45 a.m. It carries up to three hours’ continuing legal education credits for attorneys who attend.

The Burnette Shutt & McDaniel employment law team

Burnette served as editor for the latest edition of “Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers.” She’s edited and authored chapters for every edition of the publication, beginning in 1999. The book is considered the “Bible” for South Carolina employment lawyers. She also co-wrote the chapter on statutes of limitations in employment law cases with Burnette Shutt & McDaniels attorney Grant Burnette LeFever in the current edition.

Two other attorneys at the Columbia firm – firm co-founder and employment law specialist Nekki Shutt and firm partner Janet Rhodes – also wrote or updated chapters in the go-to guide.

Shutt wrote the chapter on ERISA employee benefits law, as she has for the previous two editions of the guide. Rhodes updated the chapter on age discrimination. LeFever also wrote the chapter on workers’ compensation and served as the associate editor.

All four attorneys represent clients in a wide range of employment law cases, including discrimination, equal pay, wage disputes, and wrongful termination. Many are experienced litigators who battle for clients in court. The firm also represents employees in cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.

Walk-in registration is available for both the full convention and individual CLEs. Tickets also are still available for some special events, tours and luncheons.

The convention begins today at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. It wraps up with an ethics seminar Sunday morning.