James A. Byars: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

James A. Byars

Associate
Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone803.540.2051

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Practice Areas

  • Business Disputes
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Employment & Labor Law
 
University The Citadel, B.A., 2007
 
Law SchoolWake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2010
 
Admitted2010, South Carolina
 
Biography

Overview

James A. Jimmy Byars is an associate in the Employment and Labor Law Group.

Jimmy has experience assisting clients in a broad array of employment and labor matters, including those involving:

•Employee theft of trade secrets
•Enforcement of restrictive covenants, such as covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements
•Employment discrimination pursuant to Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA
•Wage claims pursuant to the FLSA and the SC Payment of Wages Act
•ERISA litigation
•Administrative investigations and enforcement pursuant to OSHA and the NLRA
•State unemployment insurance tax appeals
•Development and implementation of employment policies and employee handbooks

In 2007, Jimmy earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in Criminal Justice from The Citadel, where he was a Summerall Guard and a member of the Honor Committee. In 2010, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was a member of the National Moot Court team and served as Counsel for the Respondent on the Honor Council.

A native of Columbia, Jimmy worked for Nexsen Pruet as a courier and as a law clerk before joining the firm as an attorney.

Recognized
•Recipient of CALI Awards in Employment Discrimination, Workers' Compensation, Civil Procedure II and Legal Research and Writing I & II
•Finalist, 2008 George K. Walker Moot Court Competition
•Semifinalist, 2008 Edwin Stanley Moot Court Competition
•Semifinalist, 2009 Stetson International/Environmental Moot Court Competition

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Independent Contractors: The NLRB Refines its Standards
Jimmy Byars,David Robinson, November 17, 2014
Whether an individual is classified as an independent contractor or an employee has significant legal implications, because most federal and state employment laws do not apply to independent contractors. Independent contractors often afford companies greater flexibility with their workforce,...

Independent Contractors: The NLRB Refines its Standards
Jimmy Byars,David Robinson, November 17, 2014
Whether an individual is classified as an independent contractor or an employee has significant legal implications, because most federal and state employment laws do not apply to independent contractors. Independent contractors often afford companies greater flexibility with their workforce,...

Tech Support - The FLSA’s Specialized Exemption
Jimmy Byars, November 3, 2014
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides several exemptions from overtime requirements for employees whose job duties meet specific tests. Most employers are familiar with the standard “white- collar” exemptions - including the “executive” and...
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James A. Byars

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201




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