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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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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Data privacy a year-round issue for law firms, other businesses

Much of the attention today, Data Privacy Day, is focused on how we as individuals can take better care of our personal information online and in other electronic formats. For business, and law firms in particular, though, the issue is even more important. Increasingly, it’s not a question of if your law firm will suffer […]

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