Shutt to present CLE at South Carolina Bar Convention

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). For many employment lawyers – as well as businesses and workers trying to navigate the systems – it’s a legal Bermuda Triangle.

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Nekki Shutt will help attorneys maneuver through these often-choppy waters during a continuing legal education presentation at the South Carolina State Bar Convention.

Jacqueline “Jax” Pavlicek, another attorney at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, will offer an overview of privacy laws during a continuing legal education seminar at 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

Pavlicek, who also holds a CIPP/US designation as a privacy professional, will use a simulated data security incident to review ethical and legal issues law firms can face. Her portion of the Technology Committe’s program will be an interactive session.

Shutt’s hour-long talk begins at 8:30 Friday morning. She leads off the Employment & Labor Law Section seminar during the convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Shutt is past chair of the Employment & Labor Law Section and still serves on its executive committee. Online registration is available for the convention, which runs through Sunday.

Employment law specialist

A South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law since 2011, Shutt devotes much of her practice to employee benefits under ERISA.

Based in Columbia, South Carolina, Shutt represents employees in a range of benefits cases. This includes long- and short-term disabilities, group life insurance benefits, retirement benefits and more. She assists with cases involving health-care benefits under COBRA and related South Carolina laws.

She also helps companies craft policies that keep the compliant with the latest law. Additionally, Shutt plans and presents employment law seminars across the state and region. She also develops programs for civic groups and professional organizations.

A skilled and experience litigator, Shutt also represents clients in other employment law issues such as discrimination, wage disputes, civil rights and wrongful termination.