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We have provided a collection of articles written by our attorneys to help answer some more common questions we regularly receive and provide updates on new law and legislation that impacts employees.

What Should Employees Expect in 2017?

Happy New Year to all of our friends, clients, and colleagues! At Falls Legal we always like to predict developments in employment law at the beginning of the year. With a new Presidential administration entering the White House this month, employees can expect some...

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FMLA Will Cover Same-Sex Spouses

On February 23, 2015, the United States Department of Labor issued a Final Rule that will allow an employee to take FMLA to care for a same-sex spouse regardless of whether that employee lives in a State that legally recognizes their marital status.  The Final Rule...

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ADA Discrimination Ruling For Employee

On March 12, 2015, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes South Carolina) delivered a resounding win to ADA discrimination employees in the case of Jacobs v. N.C. Admin. Office of the Courts.  The 4th Circuit reversed the lower court's grant of summary...

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EEOC Charge Data Released for 2014

On February 4th, the EEOC released its annual data relating to charges filed in Financial Year 2014 (Oct 1, 2013-Sep. 30, 2014).  This data relates to the private sector only.  The big news from the data is the nationwide number of charges filed dropped to 88,778....

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Falls Legal Wins Jury Verdict for $650,000.00

On December 5, 2014, a 10-person unanimous Charleston Federal Court jury returned a $650,000.00 verdict in favor of an employee who is a client of the firm. The verdict included $150,000.00 in compensatory damages and $500,000.00 in punitive damages. The verdict was...

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