Is it okay to give staff time off to vote?

The answer is yes, absolutely! However, employers do not have to give staff time off to vote in South Carolina.  There is no federal law requiring employers to allow their workers time to vote, but 30 states have chosen to grant protection to employees who want to vote during work hours.  For example, in Georgia, […]

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Robinson Gray included in 2019 Best Law Firms in America

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Robinson Gray has been named in the top tier for the Columbia metropolitan area in ten practice areas in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms,” a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation. The firm received Tier 1 ranking in the following practice […]

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Straight Party Voting

By statute, the South Carolina legislature allows for and requires the option for straight-ticket voting.  South Carolina Code §7-13-330 provides the instructions for ballot forms, and South Carolina Code §7-13-1340 (b) requires that voting devices “permit each elector … to vote a straight party or body ticket, in one operation[.]” South Carolina is one of […]

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How to Change Your Voter Registration

This is a topic that is very familiar to me—I just did it last week when I moved.  It is extremely easy to change your voter registration in South Carolina and there are several ways to do so. First—and what I wish I had known—you can simply change your address with the South Carolina Department […]

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Grady Beard awarded SCWCEA 2018 Lifetime Service Award

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) has awarded Grady Beard with its Lifetime Service Award. The award honors individuals who have contributed significantly to the success and betterment of the SCWCEA and/or the South Carolina workers’ compensation system. The Lifetime Service Award is not given annually. It is given […]

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