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Happy Thanksgiving from Your Spartanburg Family Law Team

All the attorneys and staff at Offit Kurman – Spartanburg hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday surrounded by those who mean the most to you. As we all gather with our families and friends to celebrate this holiday, we want to take a moment to thank you for choosing our firm to help…

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Unemployment Benefits: Three Things to Know

Terminating an employee – or having them resign, can be difficult. Given the stress associated with either process, many employers do not think through “next steps” – particularly issues that may arise outside of the organization, such as unemployment benefits. The law surrounding unemployment benefits is specific to the state where the employee worked during…

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OK at Work: Happy 100th Episode!

This week on OK at Work, we celebrate our 100th episode!  Given the holiday season and our own party, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger thought this would be the perfect time to discuss the goals and the management needed for holiday parties.  Thanks for tuning in for 100 episodes – please join our party for…

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How to Prepare for Your New Year’s Resolution of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Going through the holidays knowing that a divorce is imminent is always tough, both emotionally and logistically, but it’s not at all uncommon. January is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for most law firms that handle divorces. It seems the holidays are just stressful enough to highlight the significant problems in…

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Ben Stevens to Moderate South Carolina Bar’s Advanced Family Law Seminar on December 2, 2022

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Principal, J. Benjamin Stevens has planned and will moderate the 4th Annual Advanced Family Law Topics for the Bench and Bar at the SC Bar Conference Center on December 2, 2022. The seminar is co-sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)…

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OK at Work: The Termination Conversation

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the often difficult termination conversation. While many employers try to avoid the uncomfortable aspects of termination messaging, Sarah and Russell discuss best practices for protecting the business and conveying accurate messaging, as well as being empathetic to the employee. Listen to learn more.

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3 Things You Can Learn from Buddhist Monks About Your Divorce

For anyone going through a divorce, it is often helpful to hear from those who may have a different perspective on the situation. Many people will reach out to their family and friends to give them advice on how best to survive what can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life….

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Illinois Ticket Cracks Third-Largest Jackpot Ever

Illinois Ticket Cracks Third-Largest Jackpot Ever   After the delay of Monday’s drawing, Powerball has announced winning numbers for the $2.04 billion jackpot, which would be the highest payout in lottery history if won. Saturday’s drawing would already have been the biggest win ever at around $1.6 billion, but no winning ticket was sold. Earlier…

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New Federal Contractor Rule

The question of who’s an employee with protections and benefits under labor law and who is a contractor not covered by those laws has always been important for many reasons. New trends favoring more flexibility to classify workers as contractors have highlighted the issue even more. The Department of Labor has now proposed a new…

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OK at Work: New York Pay Transparency Law

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the status of pay transparency laws as the New York pay transparency law takes effect. As of November 1st, employers with at least four workers who post a job that may be performed in New York City must include salary ranges. New York…

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