Overview

Grant Close is a Member in Nexsen Pruet’s Greenville, South Carolina office, where he practices employment and labor law. Grant provides advice and counsel to help employers navigate employment and labor laws. Grant is experienced in defending employers before federal and state courts in wage and hour matters, non-compete agreements, leave laws, employee contracts and discrimination and harassment lawsuits. Grant has represented companies in class and collective actions claiming unpaid overtime. Grant advises employers on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other workplace laws.

Grant also advises clients on Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance and audits by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Grant also represents clients in audits and investigations by other government agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR).

Before joining Nexsen Pruet, Grant was a Partner with a national labor and employment law firm's Spartanburg, South Carolina office, where he practiced for more than a decade.

Grant received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Wofford College before receiving his J.D. from the Charleston School of Law.

Community & Professional

  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Circuit Representative
  • American Bar Association
  • Blue Key National Honor Society

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Grant is an active leader in his community. He has served on the board of Mobile Meals of Spartanburg and currently serves on the board of Fifty Upstate, a non-profit serving and promoting the health of Spartanburg County’s over 50 population.

Grant has served his church in numerous capacities and is a youth sports coach.

He has also served as Circuit Representative to the South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Recognitions

  • "South Carolina Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2019
  • Graduate of Leadership Spartanburg

Media

  • "Marijuana in the Workplace," Nexsen Pruet's Employment Law Briefing - Greenville, October 31, 2019

News

Videos/Podcasts

  • 2020 Employment Law Certificate Series - It’s that Time of Year: Workplace Campaigning and Benefits Open Enrollment.

    This fall is filled with national and local election campaigning, which sometimes spills-over and disrupts the workplace. Also, what are some planning and implementation tips for employee benefits this season? During our virtual Quarterly Briefing, we discussed: Campaigning and the workplace, striving to maintain respectful, reasonable boundaries Employee benefits, planning and implementation tips and a 2021 open enrollment season, including DOL's new e-disclosure guidance.

Admissions

  • South Carolina
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