Section serves as a forum for all segments of the employment bar to review and comment on regulatory policy and procedure as well as legislative initiatives. Committees include: Equal Employment Opportunity Committee; Education Committee; Labor Management and Relations Committee; Specialization Committee; Membership Committee; and Occupational Safety/Health Committee.
Fred W. Suggs Jr. has been named Distinguished Lawyer of 2013 by the Employment & Labor Law Section. Fred will be recognized at the Section Mid-year Meeting on May 17 at the Bar Conference Center. This award is presented annually to an individual nominated and selected by their professional peers for meritorious service to employment and labor law practice in South Carolina.
Save the Date!
Section Midyear Meeting
May 17, 2013
Bar Conference Center, Columbia
NC/SC Joint Conference
October 25-26, 2013
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston
Additional information is forthcoming.
Join the Section
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Employment & Labor Law Section, please forward dues payment in the amount of $15 to: SC Bar, Attn: Tara G. Caine, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202. Please make checks payable to the S.C. Bar and note in the memo portion Employ. Dues.
• Conduct a Section CLE at the Bar Convention. This seminar will be videotaped and offered for CLE credit at a later date.
• Sponsor a half-day or full-day CLE that offers specialization credit.
• Continue to coordinate the NC/SC Joint Labor and Employment Law annual program. This program will be videotaped and offered for CLE credit at a later date.
• Continue to promote Employment and Labor Law specialization through communication to Section members.
• Continue to publish a periodic newsletter. In addition, and as a service to the members of the Bar and the public at large, the Section will make its newsletter available in an electronic format to all those who indicate an interest for the publication.
• Continue to strive to increase membership by offering one free year of membership to all new Bar members and compiling informational materials to be distributed at Bridge the Gap.
• Provide a discount to Section members on the Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers publication and any additional updates.
• Continue to update members through the Section listserv and Bar Web site.
• Continue to invigorate the subcommittee structure, primarily by looking to the subcommittee chairs for substantive articles for the Section newsletter and assistance in locating speakers for Employment and Labor Law-related continuing legal education.
• Reimburse registration fees, hotel expenses and a per diem for the Section Chair to attend the annual NC/SC Joint Labor and Employment Law seminar.
• Take a constructive look at the NC/SC Joint Labor and Employment Law Seminar to determine how, if at all, it could be improved. To this end, the Section Council will survey the attendees. The North Carolina Bar Association will be kept abreast of any developments since it also has a substantial stake in the program.
• Explore online CLEs and distance learning programs, including seeking volunteers from the Section to speak on topics that will be available for online CLE credit.
• Explore partnering with ABOTA or other organizations on a practice skills seminar.
Labor Management Relations
Equal Employment Opportunity
Occupational Safety and Health
Distance Learning Education Committee
Articles are needed for future issues of the Employment & Labor Law Section newsletter. If you are interested in submitting an article, please forward your submission to:
C. Edward Rawl Jr.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
1320 Main St., Ste. 750
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 255-0000 Fax: (803) 255-0202
March 12, 2013
(803) 799-6653, ext. 146