For nearly 30 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.
•JD Supra Readers' Choice Award 2016
•Certified Labor and Employment Specialist
•Certified Arbitrator (SC)
•Certified Mediator (SC and USDSC)
•Best Lawyers in America since 2008
•South Carolina Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor Law since 2009
Speaking & Writing
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
•William Floyd Appointed to SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Board
February 27, 2014
• What are the top HR challenges for 2016?
February 10, 2016
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized for Legal Writing
March 16, 2016
•Employment Law Quarterly Breakfast Briefing: FLSA Update
September 22, 2015
•Employment Law Certificate Series: Building Workplaces That Win
October 14, 2015
•“Top 10 Signs of Union Activity”
May 30, 2014
•“Protecting Your Employees' Right to Work”
October 2, 2015
•Tricks or Treats: Human Resources Challenges Ahead
October 26, 2015
Selected Presentations - 2015
•Columbia SHRM Legal Workshop (April 16, 2015)
•S.C. SHRM Conference (October 2015)
•Judge Advocate Training Program, SGAUS (October 30, 2015)
•First Sun EAP Advisory Panel (November 5, 2015)
• Protecting Your Employees' Right to Work, S.C. Workforce and Jobs Report (Sept. 2015).
•“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
William is a Colonel in the South Carolina State Guard where he serves as the Staff Judge Advocate. And, probably more frequently than they would like, he occasionally spends weekends checking in on his children in college.