James R. Silvers

Associate Greenville

Mr. Silvers assists employers with human resources and employment-related matters, including matters related to employee onboarding and background checks, termination, discrimination, and employment contracts. As a member of the firm's Background Checks Practice Group, Mr. Silvers regularly counsels clients on practical, lawful ways to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII, and state mini-FCRAs. Mr. Silvers also regularly advises employers on ADA and FMLA matters and RIF matters (including ADEA, OWBPA, and WARN issues).

After graduation from law school, Mr. Silvers served as a Law Clerk to Chief Justice Jean H. Toal of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Silvers taught history to high school students, where he honed and refined his teaching and counseling skills.

Professional Activities and Speeches


  • Human Resources Law Update - ''It’s a Dangerous World: Background Checks; Workplace Violence; and Drug Testing in 2017'' - Greenville - March 2017
  • Certificate Series - ''Background Checks for Employers'' - Greenville - December 2016
  • Human Resources Law Update - ''Where is Marty McFly When HR Needs Him?: A Look into HR’s Future'' - Greenville - March 2016
  • Certificate Series - ''Background Checks in Today’s Employment Landscape'' - Greenville - December 2015
  • Spartanburg SHRM - ''Using Temporary Employment Agencies'' - Spartanburg - November 2014
  • Human Resources Law Update - ''Bullet-proofing Your Pre-employment Processes'' - Greenville - February 2014
  • Human Resources Law Update - ''Background Checks in 2013'' - Greenville - February 2013
  • Upstate Employers Network - ''FMLA Workshop'' - Greenville - November 2012


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