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South Carolina Lawyers Weekly honors John Gettys as Lawyer of the Year

ROCK HILL, S.C. – South Carolina Lawyers Weekly has named John Gettys as Lawyer of the Year for 2021. The co-founder of Morton & Gettys law firm received the recognition at the annual S.C. Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Awards event in Charleston on Friday, Aug. 20. He was one of 27 S.C. attorneys being […]

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‘Best Lawyers’ names four at Morton & Gettys to 2022 edition for Rock Hill, and two are chosen as Ones to Watch

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Best Lawyers in America® recognized a total of six Morton & Gettys attorneys in the publication’s 2022 edition. Here are the four on the Best Lawyers list, with the practice areas in which they were recognized: Beverly A. Carroll – Employment Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment John P. Gettys Jr. – […]

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Michael Smith chooses Rock Hill Symphony to receive latest Morton & Gettys anniversary gift

Organized in 2017, the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra is now about to embark on its third season – which would have been the fourth season, except for COVID. This is an exciting moment as this fully professional orchestra, made up of some of the finest players from throughout the region, gets ready to safely return […]

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Morton & Gettys helps Safe Passage help victims of violence and abuse

Safe Passage helps people who are most in need of it. It provides supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in York, Chester, Lancaster and Union counties. And in July, Morton & Gettys is stepping up to help Safe Passage do that. The law firm is donating $2,000. This is […]

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Morton & Gettys gives $2,000 to help build the new VFW Post 3746, urges others to do likewise

Gray-Corkerell VFW Post 3746 was formed in 1938 by 17 local veterans of the First World War who were barred from joining the existing, all-white post because they were black. When younger African-American veterans came home from their own global conflict in 1945, they joined the post, and promised the founders they would keep the […]

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EEOC opens data collection

After delays due to the COVID pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened 2019 and 2020 data collection on May 8. The deadline to complete this is July 19. All companies with 100 or more employees or federal contractors with 50 or more employees who meet certain criteria are required to submit demographic workforce data. […]

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New paid leave tax credit for COVID vaccine

A new tax credit will reimburse small businesses and non-profits that provide paid sick leave for employees to receive the COVID vaccine. The credit, available to companies with fewer than 500 employees, will offset up to $511 a day in paid sick leave costs between April 1 and Sept. 30. An IRS Fact Sheet explains […]

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South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act becomes law

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed the COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act into law. It protects for- and non-profit businesses from legal actions stemming from COVID exposure. Business groups supported the bill, which offers immunity to companies and other groups that follow federal and state health guidelines. Several other states have passed similar legislation, which […]

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The May donation of $2,000 goes to NAMI Piedmont Tri-County

Morton & Gettys law firm is donating $2,000 to NAMI Piedmont Tri-County, which helps families affected by mental health disorders in York, Chester and Lancaster counties. This is the fourth monthly gift the firm has provided to a community organization in celebration of Morton & Gettys’ 20th anniversary. Attorneys and staff will select ten organizations […]

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Bev Carroll again named by Super Lawyers in 2021

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Morton & Gettys is proud to announce that our own Bev Carroll has again been recognized for her professional excellence by Super Lawyers® for 2021. This is her second year to receive the honor. Bev is one of the most respected attorneys in the Rock Hill area and across the state, […]