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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Free webinar on new federal paid-leave laws set for Wednesday

New federal paid sick leave and family leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act go into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2020. It’s a lot for employers and employees to understand. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Jack Cohoon is ready to help. Join him Wednesday at a free webinar covering the FFCRA. An experienced […]

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Leave Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Jack E. Cohoon, Esq. Attorney at Law The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, was signed into law on March 18, 2020. This law includes a broad array of policy responses across federal agencies to the coronavirus pandemic. This is a general overview of two parts of the FFCRA—the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act […]

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Co-parenting through COVID-19

By Amanda S. Mueller Family Law Attorney Under normal circumstances, divorce and co-parenting can be a struggle.  Uncertain times like we are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic can make the struggle worse.  On the other hand, it could also be an opportunity for divorced parents to put things into perspective and put petty squabbles and […]

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Cohoon to speak at CLE about collateral consequences of criminal records

Criminal records cause complications long after the time is served, from missed job opportunities to problems finding a place to live. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Jack Cohoon will talk about the collateral consequences of criminal convictions during a continuing legal education seminar Feb. 28. His presentation is part of a day-long program sponsored by […]

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Join us for a unique debutante ball and help save lives

 At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, it’s no secret we love dogs. If you’ve been to our office, you’ve likely met our handsome rescue dog Judge, whose person is firm partner Kathleen McDaniel. And while many of us have dogs who hold a special place in our hearts, heartworms shouldn’t hold a place in theirs. […]

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