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Pandemic Creates Host of New Legal Issues for South Carolina Employers and Lawyers, Says Fisher Phillips Partner


Stephen Mitchell recently spoke with Columbia Regional Business Report on how keeping up with the legal issues – from unemployment questions to sick leave considerations – that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for businesses is presenting a near-daily challenge for law firms. “It’s all happening quickly,” he said. “Fortunately, Fisher Phillips has a dedicated COVID-19 task force that’s looking at the changing legislation and guidance as it comes out.”

The article details the firm’s quick reaction to COVID-19, including the transformation of the homepage to a dedicated resource center and the creating of our Essential Business and SBA Loan Task Forces. Stephen added: “There are a lot of new minefields that are caused by existing laws, new laws and a new situation. This is an area that’s causing [attorneys] to look at all different elements of labor and employment law.”

To read the full article, visit Columbia Regional Business Report (article starts on page 13).


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