For more than 25 years, William has excelled at helping employers of all sizes and industries with important labor and employment problems. William reduces employers’ legal risks by conducting interactive training for management teams, creating effective personnel policies, and counseling them through day-to-day as well as complex human resource issues. And, where litigation is inevitable, he helps achieve the employer’s objectives.
His experience is broad-based, ranging from traditional labor issues - such as labor arbitrations, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, and union campaigns - to important employment law issues - such as discrimination charges, lawsuits, severance preparation, non-competition disputes, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, and ERISA-related cases.
Speaking & Writing
Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super LawyersList for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
William Floyd Appointed to SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Board
February 27, 2014
Employment Law Certificate Series: Building Workplaces That Win
June 10, 2015
“Top 10 Signs of Union Activity”
May 30, 2014
Selected Presentations - 2014
S.C. SHRM Conference (September 25-26, 2014)
First Sun EAP Advisory Panel (May 20, 2014)
S.C. Chamber H.R. Conference (April 8-9, 2014)
Columbia SHRM Legal Workshop (April 17, 2014)
“A Multimillion Dollar Problem - Challenges for S.C.’s Unemployment Compensation System,” SC Business Journal (Nov./Dec. 2009).
South Carolina Unemployment Cooperation Handbook, SC Chamber of Commerce (2008) (co-editor).
Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, South Carolina Bar (2007) (contributing author).
“The Electronic Workplace: Blogs, Cybersmears and Similar Changes,” South Carolina Lawyer (May 2006) (co-author).
Smart Move: An Employer’s Legal Guide to Hiring People with Disabilities, (South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (2005).
“South Carolina’s Handbook Law,” South Carolina Lawyer (Nov. 2004) (co-author).
“Exempt or Non-Exempt?: Historic Changes to FLSA Regulations Proposed,” South Carolina Business Journal (May 2003).
“Mandatory Arbitration: A Cure-All for Employment Disputes?”, South Carolina Lawyer (January/February 2002) (co-author).
“Military Leave Rights and Responsibilities,” South Carolina Business Journal (November 2001) (co-author).
“DOL’s 2000 Study: FMLA Compliance is ‘Easy’ and Other Findings,” South Carolina Business Journal (February 2001).
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Drawn by two sons who earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Mr. Floyd supports scouting by serving as an adult leader of Troop 221 and occasionally lugging a backpack that is too heavy while hiking up hills that are too steep. He and his wife are also active advocates for children and adults who have special needs within their church and community. And, although he can't carry a tune, he can be counted on during weekends in the fall to help his daughter's marching band.