Richele Taylor is Of Counsel in the Columbia office. She has extensive experience in a broad range of labor and employment issues. Richele provides preventive advice to employers on employee terminations, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs compliance questions and affirmative action plans, diversity, medical leave, and other employment issues in order to reduce the risk of employment-related claims and litigation. Richele has successfully represented employers in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies on a variety of issues, such as Title VII, the FMLA, ADEA, breach of contract and wrongful termination claims. Richele provides in-house seminars on legal topics, as well as training in workplace harassment and discrimination, diversity, and other issues involving employee relations in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces. She also prepares affirmative action plans for federal contractors and subcontractors and assists clients with self-audits. She has authored numerous articles in the area of employment law and regularly speaks at local, regional and national employment law seminars on varied topics. Richele was selected for inclusion in 2012 South Carolina Super Lawyers – Rising Stars and she was selected as one of the Midlands' Legal Elite 2013 by Greater Columbia Business Journal Monthly Magazine. While in law school, Richele was Articles Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and was author of the article "God Bless the Kick-off: School Prayer South Carolina in the Wake of Santa Fe v. Doe," SC Law Review Vol. 53, Fall 2001.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
South Carolina Supreme Court
Dickerson v. Electrolux Home Products, 2006 WL 1579530 (D.S.C., 2006)
Co-Chair for the 2016 NILG National Conference
Member 2013 South Carolina Bar Lean In women’s group
Secretary, South Carolina Industry Liaison Group
Executive Board Member and Sponsorship Chair for the 2012 Southeast Regional ILG Conference
Rolling Readers Member, Richland County Bar
Greater Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite 2013.
2012 South Carolina Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.
New OFCCP Compensation Discrimination Guidelines Signal Significant Changes for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Step-by-Step Directive 307 Review - Webinar
September 25, 2013
ILG National Conference 2013 - Indianapolis, IN
July 30, 2013
EEO-1 Reporting Deadline: HR's Step-by-Step Guide to Ensuring Compliance - Webinar
July 19, 2013
AAP 101 - Columbia, SC
January 23, 2013
Social Media and Human Resources – Columbia, SC
October 15, 2012
They're Here! What to Do When the OFCCP Visits - Waikoloa, Hawaii
August 30, 2012
HR's EEO-1 Report Deadline: How to Re-Survey Employees and File In Time - Webinar
July 19, 2012
Facebook Posts & Social Media Discipline: What Healthcare Employers Should Do - Webinar
June 26, 2012
Planning for and Surviving an Audit in this New Regulatory Landscape – Charlotte, NC
June 7, 2012
Patients Harassing Office Staff Can Be Touchy: Understand How to Reduce Your Potential Risk & Liability - Webinar
May 9, 2012
Are We There Yet? A Roadmap to Affirmative Action Compliance – Charlotte, NC
February 8, 2011
HR Issues in the Healthcare Industry – Columbia, SC
February 3, 2011
"They’re Here! What to Do When the OFCCP Visits"
National Industry Liaison Group Conference - Kona, Hawaii
"HR's EEO-1 Report Deadline: How to Re-Survey Employees and File In Time"
"Facebook Posts & Social Media Discipine: What Healthcare Employers Should Do"
"Patients Harrassing Office Staff Can Be Touchy: Understand How to Reduce Your Potential Risk & Liability,"
Medical Practice Management,
"Who Am I and What Do I Do? The Roles of HR Professionals, Managers, Consultants & Attorneys"
Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Industry Liaison Group Conference - San Antonio, TX,
"The OFCCP: Changes in Attitude"
Charlotte Area Liaison Group,
"Affirmative Action Works - Get the Company Buy-In and Make Your Plan Work"
National Industry Liaison Group Conference - New Orleans, LA