Focused Litigator

T. Foster Haselden has focused his legal career on commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on labor and employment litigation, advice, and counseling.  Foster has broad labor and employment experience on a host of issues with a particular concentration on matters involving the  FLSA, FMLA, ADAAA, ADEA, Title VII, trade secrets, and wrongful terminations.  He has provided training for employers on E-Verify, the FLSA, and the ADAAA.  Foster joined Bettis Law Group LLP in 2014 after practicing with a labor and employment boutique firm in Washington, DC and a regional full-service firm.

Former Special Assistant, U.S. Dept. of Labor

Prior to entering private practice, Foster served as the Special Assistant to the Wage and Hour Administrator at the U.S. Department of Labor and as an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Department of Defense Office of General Counsel.  He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Terry L. Wooten, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.

Foster is a graduate of Davidson College, where he was the Student Body President and a three-time class president.  He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was the Associate Editor-In-Chief for the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, the Contracts Tutor for first year students, and received the Sheppard Kollock Nash Scholarship.  Foster is member of the South Carolina, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia Bars.


  • Davidson College, BA, 2000
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 2005


  • South Carolina, 2005
  • District of Columbia, 2007
  • North Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2012

Certifications & Memberships

  • Richland County Bar Association
Foster Haselden - Employment & Labor Defense Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

Areas of Concentration

Discrimination & Harassment, Employment Litigation, Retaliation, Wage & Hour, Whistleblower Laws, Wrongful Discharge

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