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Reginald W. Belcher

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Turner Padget Shareholder Named to Most Powerful Employment Attorney List

Jun 20, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher has been included in Human Resource Executive Magazine’s list of 40 “Up and Comers” in the annual ranking of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.” Belcher was the only attorney selected from either North Carolina or South Carolina.

The complete 2017 list, which Human Resource Executive publishes in conjunction with Lawdragon, is available at www.hreonline.com.

Belcher defends private and public-sector employers in state and federal courts, including class and collective actions, and before governmental agencies. He conducts human resources audits and writes employee handbooks, affirmative action plans, employment contracts, and trade secret and non-compete agreements. Belcher advises and trains managers on workplace compliance issues involving wage and hour laws, equal employment opportunity, union avoidance, and labor relations.

This most powerful employment attorneys list involves an extensive selection process handled jointly by Human Resource Executive, which goes out to more than 75,000 top-ranking human resource executives, and Lawdragon, the Los-Angeles-based networking site used by more than 300,000 leading lawyers and judges throughout the United States. Lawyers who earn exemplary marks from clients, peers, colleagues and judges are awarded the distinction of inclusion on the list.

Turner Padget’s nationally recognized Workplace Law Group provides practical counsel to businesses across the state. From risk management and workers’ compensation, to labor and employment counseling and litigation, the firm’s attorneys provide South Carolina employers with a complete range of services to manage their most valuable assets, their workforce.

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Turner Padget Earns National Recognition in Chambers USA

May 26, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget was honored among South Carolina law firms in two practice areas: Labor & Employment and Litigation – General Commercial.

In addition, seven of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete Chambers USA guide is available today at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA

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17 Turner Padget Attorneys Included Among South Carolina Super Lawyers For 2017

Apr 26, 2017

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys have been recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2017. Ten attorneys from across the firm are included among the annual list of leading lawyers, and an additional seven attorneys have been named as Rising Stars by the publication. Super Lawyers creates a diverse listing of outstanding attorneys who are honored for their professional achievements. Only five percent of lawyers in South Carolina are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are selected as Rising Stars. The complete list is available today at www.superlawyers.com

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“Train Seasonal Employees, Their Managers,” Society for Human Resource Management

Nov 10, 2016

In an article published by the Society for Human Resource Management on Nov. 10, 2016, Reggie Belcher offers employers guidance to the legal implications associated with hiring seasonal workers. The article details the importance of thoroughly training seasonal employees on the prevention of workplace violence and harassment issues, as well as the employer’s policies and procedures, despite their short employment. Belcher offered, "The employer should require each new hire to sign a form, acknowledging that the new seasonal hire received, read and understood the employer's rules, policies and procedures.” Belcher emphasizes, “Employers also must count seasonal employees who work more than 120 days per year when determining whether the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate applies.”

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“What the New Overtime Rule Means for Your Business,” Reginald W. Belcher and Jeffrey L. Payne

Sep 27, 2016

In an article published in ACC South Carolina’s September Newsletter, Reggie Belcher and Jeff Payne offer guidance to employers that are being faced with the new overtime rules, scheduled to be effective this December. The article details that “job descriptions may need to be re-evaluated in case employees come forward to demand thousands of dollars back in wages for overtime.” Reggie and Jeff offer three steps to get ready for the change, including reviewing employee job descriptions, auditing mangers’ hours to determine if they will qualify under the new rules and understanding the impact on your workplace. For the full article, you may click here

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“Awards and Honors,” Columbia Business Monthly

Aug 02, 2016

In the August issue of Columbia Business Monthly, Reggie Belcher was recognized for his inclusion among HR Executive’s list of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys. Belcher, a shareholder in the firm’s Workplace Law Group, was the only attorney selected from South Carolina. For the full article, you may access the digital issue here.

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“Reggie Belcher Recognized for Employment Practice,” Columbia Regional Business Report

Jun 28, 2016

In an article published on June 27, 2016, Reggie Belcher was recognized for his inclusion among HR Executive’s list of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys. Belcher, a shareholder in the firm’s Workplace Law Group, was the only attorney selected from South Carolina. For the full article, you may click here.

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“Turner Padget Shareholder Earns National Recognition as a Top Employment Attorney,” MidlandsbizSC

Jun 21, 2016

In an article published on June 20, 2016 by MidlandsbizSC, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher was mentioned for his inclusion among Human Resource Executive’s list of 40 “up and comers” on the annual ranking of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys. Belcher is the only South Carolina attorney to be honored. For the full article, you may click here.

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Turner Padget Shareholder Earns National Recognition As A Top Employment Attorney

Jun 16, 2016

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that, for the fifth consecutive year, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher has been included among Human Resource Executive’s list of 40 “up and comers” on the annual ranking of the nation’s “most powerful employment attorneys.” Belcher, a shareholder in the firm’s Workplace Law Group, is the only South Carolina attorney to be honored. 

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“The ‘Culture War’ Comes to The Workplace,” Columbia Business Monthly

Jun 07, 2016

In an article published in the June issue, Reggie Belcher and Jess Gooding explain how employers should respond to the evolving cultural landscape that impacts the workplace. The article details historical legal rulings that have caused traditional societal norms to be reshaped and redefined. Belcher and Gooding define what questions are up in the air for employers when it comes to LGBT discrimination, transgender restroom access and religious freedom. For the full article, please click here.

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Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Employment and Litigation Practices

May 31, 2016

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget was honored among South Carolina law firms in two practice areas: Labor & Employment and Litigation – General Commercial. In the latter category, the firm rose one band over its 2015 ranking, reflecting Turner Padget's increased depth in complex and diverse litigation matters. 

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19 Turner Padget Attorneys Included Among South Carolina Super Lawyers For 2016

Apr 25, 2016

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that 19 of its attorneys have been recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2016. Ten attorneys from across the firm are included among the annual list of leading lawyers, and an additional nine attorneys have been named as Rising Stars by the publication. Super Lawyers creates a diverse listing of outstanding attorneys who are honored for their professional achievements. Only five percent of lawyers in South Carolina are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are selected as Rising Stars. The complete list is available today at www.superlawyers.com

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“Labor and Employment Digest: September 2015,” InsideCounsel

Oct 02, 2015

On Sept. 1, 2015, Reggie Belcher was quoted in InsideCounsel’s September issue on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and alcoholism. “A trucking company did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by firing an alcoholic driver in order to comply with Department of Transportation Regulations, according to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Jarvela v. Crete Carrier Corporation. 

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“Turner Padget Shareholder Earns National Recognition as a Top Employment Attorney,” Midlands Biz

Jul 08, 2015

In an article published in MidlandsBiz, LowcountryBizSC and UpstateBizSC on July 2, 2015, Turner Padget announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher has been included among Human Resource Executive’s annual list of the nation’s “most powerful employment attorneys.” Belcher is the only South Carolina attorney to be honored. This list, now in its eighth year, involves an extensive selection process handled jointly by Human Resource Executive, which goes out to more than 75,000 top-ranking human resource executives, and Lawdragon, the Los-Angeles-based networking site used by more than 300,000 leading lawyers and judges throughout the United States. Lawyers who earn glowing remarks from clients, peers, colleagues and judges are awarded the distinction of inclusion on the list.

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“Turner Padget Shareholder Earns National Recognition,” SCNow

Jul 07, 2015

In an article published in SCNow on July 2, 2015, Turner Padget announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher has been included among Human Resource Executive’s annual list of the nation’s “most powerful employment attorneys.” Belcher is the only South Carolina attorney to be honored.  

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Turner Padget Shareholder Earns National Recognition as a Top Employment Attorney

Jul 07, 2015

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher has been included among Human Resource Executive’s annual list of the nation’s “most powerful employment attorneys.”  Belcher, a shareholder in the firm’s Workplace Law Group, is the only South Carolina attorney to be honored. The 2015 list, which Human Resource Executive publishes in conjunction with Lawdragon, is available at www.hreonline.com.

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Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Three Practices

May 20, 2015

Seven Shareholders Also Recognized as Leaders in Their Field

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has earned national recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget received the top rankings among South Carolina law firms in three practice areas: Labor and Employment, Litigation -- General Commercial and Real Estate. In addition, seven of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete 2015 guide of Chambers USA is available today at  http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA. 

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Belcher Publishes Article for DRI

May 07, 2015

Reggie Belcher, a shareholder in our Columbia office, authored an article, “NLRB Releases Guidance on Workplace Policies,” which was published in the April 27, 2015 issue of DRI’s The Job Description.  

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25 Turner Padget Attorneys Selected Among South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2015

May 01, 2015

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that 15 of its attorneys have been included among South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2015, and an additional 10 attorneys have been recognized as Rising Stars by the publication. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are honored as Rising Stars, which include attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

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Reggie Belcher Quoted in April Issue of InsideCounsel

Apr 20, 2015

On April 1, 2015, Reggie Belcher was quoted in InsideCounsel’s April Labor and Employment Digest on texting and driving. 

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Reggie Belcher Recognized by 2014 LawDragon

Jun 30, 2014
For the third consecutive year, Reggie Belcher, a shareholder in the Columbia law office of Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A., has been recognized as one of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Up and Comers” in the June issue of Human Resource Executive magazine. More  

Chambers USA Releases Turner Padget 2014 Rankings

May 23, 2014
Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the inclusion of the firm and six of its attorneys in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was recognized for its Commercial Litigation and Employment practices. The six attorneys who were included in Chambers USA are: Franklin G. Shuler, Labor & Employment; Reginald W. Belcher, Labor & Employment; J. Kenneth Carter, Commercial Litigation; Lanneau W. Lambert, Jr., Real Estate; John S. Wilkerson, Commercial Litigation; and O. Allen Jeffcoat, Real Estate. More