Articles About South Carolina Labor And Employment Law
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission Releases Prohibition Against Employment Discrimination Poster
On November 14, 2022, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission revised its employment anti-discrimination poster. The poster serves to inform employees and applicants of the protected classes of individuals covered by the South Carolina Human Affairs Law regarding the types of employment actions prohibited by the law, how to report
Greenville County Council Approves New Workforce/Affordable Housing Policy
On October 18, 2022, the Greenville County Council approved a new policy which provides incentives for the development of affordable and workforce housing by allowing for credits against a project owner’s fee in lieu of ad valorem property taxes.
New Law Attempts to Place Limitations on Vaccine Mandates in South Carolina: Necessitating Affidavit to SC DEW in Certain Circumstances
On April 25, 2022, Governor Henry McMaster signed bill H.3126 into law in an effort to signal the state’s continued opposition to any mandated COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
South Carolina Anti-Vaccine Mandate Law: Implications for Private Employers
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed into law House Bill 3126, which has implications for public and private employers that continue to require employees in South Carolina to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Curtailing Employer Vaccine Mandates
On April 25, 2022, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law House Bill 3126, which, among other things, bans state and local governments from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates as a condition of employment and provides certain protections for workers subject to private employers’ vaccination requirements.
South Carolina Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Legislation
On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the South Carolina Senate voted to pass the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S. 150) on third reading, which would allow for certain forms of medical cannabis in the state for the first time.
South Carolina Senate Debates Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis
Recent South Carolina Supreme Court Decisions May Increase Legal Risks in Employee Terminations
The South Carolina Supreme Court issued two decisions late in 2021 that may impact employers’ and co-workers’ potential liability in litigation arising from an employee’s discharge.
CMS Issues New Vaccine Mandate Timing Deadlines for Healthcare Employers in the 24 States Previously Covered by Injunctions, including South Carolina
Getting Claims Straight: S.C. Supreme Court Clarifies the Contractual Nature of At-Will Employment
In Hall v. UBS, the South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued definitive answers on three certified questions in the employment law context. The opinion clarifies the following S.C. employment law issues:
The South Carolina Supreme Court Issues an Important Decision on the Viability of Legal Claims by Former Employee for Termination of At-Will Employment
On December 1, 2021, the South Carolina Supreme Court answered three certified questions from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina that provide clarification on the legal rights stemming from the at-will employment relationship, including its termination, and a third party’s potential liability for interfering with such a relationship. The S.C. Supreme Court’s decision in Hall v. UBS Financial Services Inc. et. al. (S.C. Supreme Court Opinion No. 28068), has significance for all employers in South Carolina, including the health care industry in which at-will employment relationships are common.
South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Governor’s Early Termination of Federal Unemployment Benefits
In a recent opinion, the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by four individuals to challenge Governor Henry McMaster’s decision to end federal unemployment programs early.
South Carolina Supreme Court Alters “Statutory Employee Doctrine,” Increasing Tort Liability for Workplace Accidents
The South Carolina Supreme Court significantly modified the “statutory employee doctrine” framework last week, making it easier for employees of contractors and subcontractors to sue worksite employers for work-related injuries and accidents.
Employers Can Still Say “No Carry” Under South Carolina’s New “Open Carry” Law
On August 15, 2021, South Carolina’s new “Open Carry With Training Act” took effect. Under the new “Open Carry” law, individuals who possess a South Carolina concealable weapon permit (“CWP”) can carry a concealable weapon openly on the individual’s person or in a manner that is concealed, i.e., hidden from public view in normal wear of clothing.