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    SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act Update

    Date: February 19, 2019, 6:00pm
    Organizer:
    Palmetto SHRM
    Location:
    College of Charleston North Campus
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29405

    6pm Dinner; Seminar starts at 6:30pm
    Price:
    $20 Members $25 Non Members
    Event Type:
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    SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act Update

    The South Carolina Accommodations Act was signed into Law on May 18, 2018. This Act, which was immediately effective, amends the South Carolina Human Affairs Law and provides extended accommodation requirements for pregnant employers. Penny C. Wofford with Ogletree Deakins will explain the requirements of this new Act for South Carolina employers and how the accommodation requirements coordinate with existing accommodation policies, processes and guidance under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).

    Speaker: Penny Wofford

    Penny Wofford is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. Sheconcentrates her practice in the area of employment litigation and employee benefits. She advises and defendsemployers, employer-sponsored plans, and plan fiduciaries against all types of claims under ERISA andemployment discrimination laws. Penny not only provides proactive counseling and legal advice to employersand management regarding human resources issues but also assists employers with the design, drafting, andadministration of welfare benefit plans. Penny is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and employee leavetopics and regularly provides company and supervisor training on employment discrimination, documentationand confidentiality.During law school, Penny served as a member of the University of South Carolina Law Review from 1996 until 1998.

    Admitted to Practice
    South Carolina
    North Carolina
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
    U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

    Education
    J.D., University of South Carolina, 1998
    B.A., magna cum laude, University of South Carolina, 1994

    Honors & Awards
    South Carolina Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
    - Corporate Counsel Edition

    Practice and Industry Groups
    Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    Employment Law
    ERISA Litigation

    Experience
    Defended a national hosiery company against a former executive employee claim under a phantom equity
    appreciation plan
    Won summary judgment in a reverse-race discrimination and retaliation claim for a national home
    improvement retail company
    Assisted a number of employers with Department of Labor health plan audits
    Won trial in ERISA case for a welfare plan sponsored by a national transportation company

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