What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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South Carolina Minimum Wage Laws

South Carolina does not have a state-specific minimum wage law and thus adheres to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Employers in South Carolina must comply with this federal standard to meet the legal requirements for employee wages.


Meal & Rest Breaks

South Carolina law does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks to employees, whether they are adults or minors. This policy aligns with federal labor standards, leaving break policies to the discretion of the employer.

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Filing Claims

In South Carolina, as there is no specific state statute for overtime, claims for unpaid overtime wages must adhere to the federal statute of limitations of two years, or three years for willful violations. Employees are encouraged to file claims within this timeframe to seek redress for unpaid overtime.


South Carolina Overtime Pay Laws

South Carolina follows the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, requiring employers to pay employees overtime at one and a half times their regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. This ensures fair compensation for employees working extended hours.

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Protections for workers

South Carolina uniquely exempts seasonal amusement or recreational establishments from federal overtime pay requirements if they operate no more than seven months a year or earn the majority of their revenue within six months. This provision affects various seasonal businesses and tourism-dependent industries in the state.