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Proposed Overtime Rule Covers More Workers


The Department of Labor wants to increase the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. If finalized, the proposal will result in the reclassification by employers of more than a million currently exempt workers as nonexempt and an increase in pay for others above the new threshold.

The proposal does not call for automatic adjustments to the salary threshold.

The rule will have to go through several stages before it becomes final and effective, so likely another year before anything needs to be implemented.  


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SHRM faculty member Dr. Ed Sherbert, SHRM-SCP will be facilitating a public enrollment certification preparation course in Charleston, SC on May 6-8, 2019. This in-person preparation course features a comprehensive and detailed review of the SHRM Body of Knowledge and Competency (SHRM BoCK). Topics covered in the course are rooted in the SHRM Competency Model and include communication, relationship management, and global and cultural awareness in organizations.


Dr. Sherbert, president of Sherbert & Associates HR consulting firm located in the upstate of SC, is an accomplished HR practitioner with over 40 years of experience in the field and serves local, national and international clients. He possesses extensive hands-on HR experience in union and non-union environments as well as international HR experience as a practitioner and consultant. Sherbert holds a Doctor of Business Administration in HR, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and has published numerous human resources articles. He has been a test question writer, a subject matter expert, faculty member and ambassador for SHRM for over ten years.


To register for the May 6-8 course in Charleston facilitated by Dr. Sherbert, visit


 New Pending SC Discrimination Bill

The SC Assembly is considering a bill that will explicity extend discrimination protection due to gender identity and sexual orientation.  Click Here for a copy of the bill.  


HR Professional of the Year

Know a great HR Professional that deserves recognition?  Nominations for the 2019 HR awards will be open until May 31, 2019.

Please click HERE to make a nomination for the Human Resources Professional of the Year

Please click HERE for the Human Resources Rising Star Application

2019 Palmetto SHRM Membership Renewal

It's that time of year again! PSHRM membership renewals are due by February 15, 2019 for the membership year of January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019. Please click here to make payments via our secure online payment portal. As an additional option, members can take advantage of prepaying your membership meeting fees for the 2019 membership year by January 18, 2019 by (paying for 11 meetings at the price of 10 meetings for $200.00). Please note that with this option that no refunds will be given to anyone who does not attend all member meetings during the 2019 Membership year. Please note that meetings you are planning to attend with this option, you must email Erinn Larkin at to notify her of attendance at meetings of interest to you. Please click here if you are interested in paying for this option online. If you have any Membership questions, please contact Star Ross, VP of Membership at




Your 2019 PSHRM Board.  We held a member vote at our December Membership Meeting to approve the 2019 Board Member Ballot and the motion passed.  Check out the Board Member page for pictures and names.

Officers are elected annually to fulfill a 1 year term but are asked upon election to serve the maximum 2 consecutive years.  Be on the lookout for exciting new initiatves! 





Alert:  New SC HR related Law

**Requires Action**

SC has passed a new law, effective May 17th, called the Pregnancy Accommodation Act.  Starting immediately, employers must advise new employees at the start of their employment, and current employees within 120 days of May 17th, of their right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.  A notice of employees' rights under the law also must be conspicuously posted in the workplace.

Click Here for the newly released SC Employee Discrimination Poster



Palmetto Society for Human Resource Management!

Your support of the SHRM Foundation in 2016 has qualified your chapter to be a 2017 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion!

Your chapter received this honor because you completed all three SHRM Foundation activities outlined in the SHAPE workbook (section 2, #5):  made a donation to the SHRM Foundation from chapter funds, conducted a leadership campaign, and hosted a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation.

Every gift we received, including donations from your chapter and members, will be used to deliver 300+ scholarships in 2018, continue our work to support the aging workforce and launch our new inclusion initiative to engage and integrate military veterans into the workplace.

We are proud to award you the SHRM Foundation Champions badge (above).

Again – THANK YOU. We are proud to partner with you to empower HR professionals, transform the workplace, and make a difference.


Ashlee Droscher Smith, M.S., CFRE | Director, Development 
& SHRM Foundation Team



Upcoming Events

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  • March 19, 2019 - 11:30am
    College of Charleston North Campus 3800 Paramount Drive North Charleston, SC 29405

    Taming the Workplace Bully

    Data and Statistics from the Workplace Bullying Institute has identified workplace bullying as four times more prevalent than unlawful harassment. A bully is a “personality trait and leadership style unto itself” and because a bully can convince...

  • April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
    College of Charleston North Campus 3800 Paramount Drive North Charleston, SC 29405 Dinner 6pm Meeting starts at 6:30pm
  • May 21, 2019 - 11:30am
    College of Charleston North Campus 3800 Paramount Drive North Charleston, SC 29405
  • June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
    College of Charleston North Campus 3800 Paramount Drive North Charleston, SC 29405 Dinner 6pm; Seminar 6:30pm
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