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The S.C. Bar CLE Division and the S.C. Bar Employment and Labor Law Section are proud to present the annual spring employment law seminar. Course Planner John T. Merrell has brought together a talented and experienced faculty who are going to guide you through some of the hottest topics in employment and labor law. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get six hours of Employment and Labor Specialization Credit and network with your colleagues at the Bar Conference Center. For maximum convenience, we are also offering this important program by live webcast and broadcast to Charleston and Greenville.

Coming Soon: South Carolina Labor and Employment Law in South Carolina, Fifth Edition

This seminar is an intermediate to advanced level program.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. Changes and Challenges for Employers in the Trump Era: New Personnel, New Priorities and New Policies
David E. Dubberly, Nexsen Pruet, LLC

10:00 a.m. Hide and Seek: The Challenge to Lawfully Obtain Medical Information in the Workplace
Ellison McCoy, Jackson Lewis, PC

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Immigration Update
Melissa L. Azallion, McNair Law Firm, PA

11:45 p.m. Changes on the NLRB Horizon: The Obama Board Exiting Stage Left
James H. Fowles III, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Getting Gig-gy With It – Employment Issues in the Share Economy  
Sheila M. Bias, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

2:00 p.m. Overview of Boeing South Carolina’s Victory over the IAM
C. Edward Rawl Jr., The Boeing Company      

2:30 p.m. SC Human Affairs Commission Update  
Lee Ann Rice, S.C. Human Affairs Commission
Emma Bennett-Williams, S.C. Human Affairs Commission

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. How to Spot a Liar: The Use of Polygraphs in Employment Matters  
Janet E. Rhodes, Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live webcast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live webcast must be received by 1 p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.

If you have a disability, please call ahead to let us know how we may accommodate your needs.


  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201
  • Charleston
    In-Person Seminar
    Charleston School of Law
    81 Mary Street Room M101, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Greenville
    In-Person Seminar
    Greenville Technical College - Buck Mickel Center
    216 S. Pleasantburg Dr. Room 135, Greenville, SC 29607