Reggie Belcher is certified as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court and is Turner Padget’s Practice Group Manager for its Workplace Litigation Team, which includes attorneys who practice labor and employment law, workers’ compensation, and professional liability and licensing.
He represents management in employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims and enforcement of non-compete agreements, trade secrets, and other restrictive covenants. He practices traditional labor relations, including responding to union organizing efforts, defending unfair labor practice charges, and collective bargaining.
Reggie defends employers in state and federal courts and before governmental agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC), the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). He also is a certified mediator and certified arbitrator and has resolved numerous employment and business claims via these alternative dispute methods.
He advises employers on legal compliance, strategic HR initiatives, internal investigations, and crisis management and helps employers avoid potential legal liability by conducting internal HR audits, training supervisors and managers on best practices, and developing necessary policies and practices.
Reggie has an extensive background in human resources, including a Master of Human Resources degree and prior HR experience with a large international manufacturer. He believes that legal compliance, effective supervisors, and sound HR practices can foster positive working relationships built on trust and respect between employees and management—which ultimately enhance safety, productivity, and profitability.
Reggie also leads Turner Padget’s statewide professional licensing team, which defends professionals in disciplinary matters before various boards regulated by the LLR, including the Board of Nursing, Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Dentistry, Board of Psychology, State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Board of Social Work, and Board of Contractors.