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Federal changes in overtime rules, non-compete agreements and joint employer classifications

By Bev Carroll and Melissa Cassell Attorneys at Law Spring seems to be marching on with additional showers of federal updates for employers. For overtime As anticipated, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new overtime rule, which raises the salary requirement for “exempt” employees higher than predicted last month. The new rule increases the salary-threshold […]

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Ashley Worrell joins Clover LEAF board

ROCK HILL, SC – Ashley Worrell, an attorney at Morton & Gettys, has been elected to the Clover LEAF Board of Directors. The organization, formally known as the Clover Leaders for Educational Advancement Foundation, is a nonprofit that supports teachers and students in the Clover School District in York County. Founded in 1986, it has […]

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Trent Womble joins Community Partnership Foundation Board

ROCK HILL, SC – Trent Womble, an attorney at Morton & Gettys, is one of the newest members of the Community Partnership Foundation Board of Directors. Founded in 2020, the nonprofit foundation connects other local nonprofits, helping to fund projects and programs that bring together people and ideas. The foundation supports a variety of organizations […]

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Fair becomes firm’s ninth attorney to hold multi-state licenses

ROCK HILL, SC – Congratulations to Henry Fair, who became the ninth attorney at Morton & Gettys to hold licenses in multiple states when he was sworn into the Florida Bar. A graduate from the University of South Carolina School of Law, Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and African American studies at […]

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Heath Myers honored with Ones to Watch Award

Morton & Gettys attorney Heath Myers was among 14 outstanding professionals the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce honored recently with a Ones to Watch award. The annual honors go to people under 40. Winners are selected based on professional accomplishments, leadership potential, personal character, and community engagement. This year’s class includes public servants, leaders […]

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Bev Carroll listed in 2024 South Carolina Super Lawyers

ROCK HILL, SC – Congratulations to Bev Carroll for her inclusion in the 2024 South Carolina Super Lawyers list. This marks the fifth consecutive time she has been honored in the peer-reviewed guide. A national rating service of the country’s top attorneys, Super Lawyers evaluates nominees across 70 practice areas. Attorneys are selected for inclusion […]

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March brings federal employment law changes

As the saying goes, March winds bring   . . . several new federal regulations for employers. For 2024, businesses that employ 100 people in a location, in industries deemed “high hazard” such as construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and warehousing, will be required to report workplace injuries and illnesses electronically on Forms 300 and 301.  The yearly […]

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Morton part of panel for SC Innocence & Justice Convention

Morton & Gettys co-founder Jim Morton will be part of a panel this spring during South Carolina’s first Innocence & Justice Conference. The program will bring together legal leaders to examine the causes, challenges and remedies in cases of wrongful conviction. Organized by the South Carolina Innocence Initiative, the conference goal includes charting a path […]

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New reporting requirements for business owners taking effect in 2024: The Corporate Transparency Act and Beneficial Ownership Reports

By Melissa Cassel Attorney at Law Your company may be required to file a Beneficial Ownership Report under the Corporate Transparency Act. There are some exemptions. However, smaller businesses, real estate investment companies or companies without a physical presence in the United States, will most likely not qualify for any exemption. The filing period begins […]

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Robin Owens earns Certified Legal Manager designation

Congratulations to Morton & Gettys Chief Operating Officer Robin Owens, who has demonstrated the high-level professional skills and knowledge necessary to earn the Certified Legal Manager designation from the Association of Legal Administrators. Earning the CLM® credential involves meeting work experience requirements that include at least three years of day-to-day, hands-on involvement in all areas […]