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The South Carolina Office of Human Resources is pleased to host a new feature on our website entitled, "HR Podcasts."

The files are saved in MP3 format and will open with your designated media player. Should you have any questions concerning MP3 software, please visit the website provided.

These podcasts will be released on a frequent basis and are intended to provide our customers knowledge on current HR issues in the HR community. OHR plans to update the HR Podcasts every Wednesday. Plus, the HR Podcasts will be archived in both MP3 and text format.

We welcome any feedback on this service and if there is a topic you would like to have addressed in the future, please submit that information to our Office's e-mail address at webinfo@ohr.sc.gov.

For archives of older podcasts, go here.

 April 9, 2014     
A Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals decision upholding the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, or the ADAAA (5:00)
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  •  April 2, 2014     
    Lawsuits filed recently by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, alleging disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA (4:37)
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  •  March 26, 2014     
    Employers’ arbitration agreements (5:15)
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  •  March 19, 2014     
    A recent historic race discrimination settlement (3:53)
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  •  March 12, 2014     
    Depression and how employers need to be cautious in administering leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, and on guard against discrimination that would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA (5:06)
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  •  March 5, 2014     
    The use of biometrics in the workplace (4:35)
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  •  February 26, 2014     
    Job descriptions (3:41)
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  •  February 19, 2014     
    HR Predictions for 2014 (4:24)
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  •  February 12, 2014     
    A recent unpublished federal court of appeals decision concerning a claim brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, where the employer fired the employee because she failed to return in a timely manner from a medical leave taken under the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA (4:08)
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  •  February 5, 2014     
    A recent article in Governing Magazine, entitled The Public Employee “Silver Tsunami” Looms for Governments, and the resources the State Human Resources Division provides to support state agencies’ Workforce Planning efforts (3:37)
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  •  January 30, 2014     
    Ways to minimize discrimination claims (3:01)
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  •  January 22, 2014     
    The individualized analysis required when considering accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA (4:27)
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  •  January 15, 2014     
    A recent decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court denying temporary total disability, or TTD, benefits to an employee on light duty due to a work related injury after he was terminated for cause (4:19)
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  •  January 8, 2014     
    A new Hazard Communication, or HazCom, standard issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation (3:19)
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  •  December 31, 2013     
    United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, audits regarding I-9 compliance (4:07)
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  •  December 18, 2013     
    A recent decision of the United State Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit about whether the pleadings in a lawsuit were sufficient (3:33)
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  •  December 11, 2013     
    Selection procedures, specifically testing, used in the interview processes that result in discrimination (2:43)
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  •  December 4, 2013     
    The declining of workplace injuries for 2012 (4:30)
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  •  November 27, 2013     
    A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning a Virginia Sheriff’s decision not to reappoint employees who had supported his opponent in the Sheriff’s election (5:25)
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  •  November 20, 2013     
    A recent United States Supreme Court case concerning the question of whether state and local government workers may file constitutional claims of age discrimination, instead of pursuing their complaints under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the ADEA (3:23)
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  •  November 13, 2013     
    A Final Rule that makes changes for employers holding certain federal contracts in excess of $10,000 with the federal government (3:35)
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  •  November 6, 2013     
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, and employer practices concerning the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, or GINA (5:33)
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  •  October 30, 2013     
    A recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision that analyzes the definition of “employer” and the workers’ compensation statute (6:14)
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  •  October 23, 2013     
    A court-approved consent judgment against the Putnam County Board of Education in Winfield, West Virginia, for violations of the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA (2:44)
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  •  October 16, 2013     
    A challenge by several state attorneys general, or AGs, to guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC (3:40)
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  •  October 2, 2013     
    A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit involving poor performance during the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, leave period (3:26)
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  •  October 9, 2013     
    A recent court decision in a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC (4:00)
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  •  September 25, 2013     
    A recent court decision in a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC (4:10)
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  •  September 18, 2013     
    A recent decision of the South Carolina Court of Appeals regarding workers’ compensation and benefits relating to the “two body parts” rule (5:00)
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  •  September 11, 2013     
    The first federal court decision since the United States Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act ruling in United States v. Windsor (3:11)
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  •  September 4, 2013     
    A recent South Carolina Court of Appeals decision concerning the application of workers’ compensation (3:38)
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  •  August 28, 2013     
    Charge against Star Transport, Inc., based on religious discrimination brought by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC (2:39)
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  •  August 21, 2013     
    The enhanced enforcement of improper wages and job classifications by the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor, or the DOL (7:21)
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  •  August 14, 2013     
    A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit involving reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA (4:33)
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  •  August 7, 2013     
    A recent decision by the South Carolina Court of Appeals concerning a terminated employee’s eligibility for unemployment benefits (5:27)
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  •  July 31, 2013     
    A recent United States Supreme Court decision concerning the standard of proof required for retaliation claims filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (5:11)
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  •  July 24, 2013     
    A recent United States Supreme Court case, Fisher v. University of Texas, regarding race-based college admissions (4:53)
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  •  July 17, 2013     
    U.S. Supreme Court case involving what constitutes a supervisor where an employee of Ball State University in Indiana claimed that she suffered from a hostile work environment.
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  •  July 10, 2013     
    A recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concerning a case involving the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, or USERRA (5:56)
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  •  July 3, 2013     
    U.S. District Court jury decision concerning sex discrimination (3:35)
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  •  June 27, 2013     
    A recent United States Department of Labor, or DOL, investigation which found that the employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA (2:04)
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  •  June 19, 2013     
    A recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision that recognizes the dual persona doctrine (4:14)
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  •  June 13, 2013     
    A recent decision where the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld an arbitration clause (3:51)
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  •  June 5, 2013     
    The revised publications by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, on the employment rights of people with specific disabilities (2:03)
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  •  May 29, 2013     
    A recent United States Supreme Court decision concerning a collective action suit filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA (4:00)
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  •  May 22, 2013     
    The settlement of a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC (3:40)
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  •  May 15, 2013     
    A recent decision by the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals related to an arbitration clause (3:21)
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  •  May 8, 2013     
    A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concerning whether “an employee’s inability to work overtime allows a substantial limitation that entitles him the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” or ADA (6:14)
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  •  May 1, 2013     
    A recent United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision concerning a retaliation claim (3:41)
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  •  April 26, 2013     
    Findings of the Fourth United States Circuit Court of Appeals regarding an employee who claimed she was the victim of pregnancy discrimination.
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  •  April 17, 2013     
    The interpretation by the Department of Labor, or DOL, of the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, rule on caring for adult children (3:26)
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  •  April 10, 2013     
    The final regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA (2:26)
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  •  April 3, 2013     
    A recent United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision concerning a retaliation claim (5:06)
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