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Stephenson & Murphy, Attorneys at Law, LLC

Law Firm in Greenville, SC

207 Whitset Street - Greenville, SC 29601


Stephen H. Brown, LLC

Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contract Law, Government Law

330 E. Coffee Street - Greenville, SC 29601


Richardson Plowden & Robinson, P.A.

A business-defense law firm

1900 Barnwell Street, P.O. Drawer 7780 - Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 771-4400

Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC

Over twenty years of excellent client representation, Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC is a firm of sixteen lawyers dedicated to the representation of individuals, businesses and professionals in the states of Georgia and South Carolina.

411 East Liberty Street - Savannah, GA 31401


In South Carolina, like anywhere else, employment plays a main role in people’s lives. Employment is a vital part of society and South Carolina labor laws equalize the bargaining power between employer and employees in order to maintain a balance and satisfying environment for society.

Union affiliation of employed wage and s

Beginning in January 2003, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers exluded are all self-employed workers regardless of whether in South Carolina
Total Employed 2003. 1,689
Total Members of unions 71
Percent of Employed 4.2
Total Employed Represented by Unions 90
Persent Total Employed 2004 5.3
Total Employed 2004. 1,765
Total Members of unions 54
Percent of Employed 3
Total Employed Represented by Unions 74
Persent of Total Employed 2004 4.2

Source: U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor laws in South Carolina primarily regulate the relationship between employers and unions and grant employees the rights to engage in certain activities, such as strikes, to have their demands fulfilled. South Carolina workers rely on labor laws to rectify unfair employment practices. Our South Carolina labor law lawyers have dealt with various cases protecting each worker's and employer’s rights in order to maintain a fair relationship between both parties.

Our South Carolina labor law lawyers specialize in all aspects of labor law and possess solid knowledge concerning:

  • Arbitration / grievances / mediation
  • Business immigration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment class action defense
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike support
  • Supervisor training
  • Workplace security
  • Wrongful discharge

Maintaining an equal and fair employee/employer relationship should be in everybody’s interest. If you have any questions, or if you are concerned that one of your rights as a South Carolina worker or employer has been violated, contact one of our South Carolina labor law lawyers immediately.

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South Carolina Audio

Labor Dept. Expands Overtime Laws

AUDIO, RM, 44Kbps, 4:09, 4/20/2004

The Bush administration releases new rules governing which employees have the right to receive overtime pay. While not as far-reaching as some lawmakers had desired, the central revision raises the threshold for overtime from workers earning $65,000 to those making $100,000.
Source: NPR


News about Labor Law cases in South Carolina and nationwide:

Judge Approves $5 Million Settlement Of Job Bias Lawsuits Against Woodward Governor

A federal judge has given final approval to a $5 million settlement resolving two consolidated class action employment discrimination lawsuits agai... Read more >

U.S. Department of Labor’s June Employment Report

“Today’s employment report from the Labor Department shows that for the 34th consecutive month, the economy continues to expand and create job oppo... Read more >

U.S. Labor Secretary Announces Grant to Aid Dislocated Workers in Massachusetts

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao recently issued a grant of $2,281,237, with an initial increment of $1,110,464, to assist appro... Read more >

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Employment Topics

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Mediation
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike Support
  • Wrongful Discharge

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Employment Terms


Money earned on stock holdings; usually, it represents a share of profits paid in proportion to the share of ownership.


A schedule of how much producers are willing and able to sell at all possible prices during some time period.


Payments received by businesses from selling goods and services.

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