South Carolina Hours Worked Laws


Hours worked

South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not adopted a definition of hours worked for purposes of compensation calculations. Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for hours worked set forth in that law typically apply.


Workweek

South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established what constitutes a workweek for purposes of compensation calculations. Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for workweeks set forth in that law typically apply.


Waiting time

South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established when waiting time must be counted for purposes of compensation calculations. Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for waiting time set forth in that law typically apply.


On-call time

South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established when on-call time must be counted for purposes of compensation calculations. Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for on-call time set forth in that law typically apply.


Sleeping time

South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established when sleeping time must be counted for purposes of compensation calculations. Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for sleeping time set forth in that law typically apply.


Travel time

South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established when travel time must be counted for purposes of compensation calculations. Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for travel time set forth in that law typically apply.


Meeting, lecture, and training time

South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established when time spent by employees at meetings, lectures, and training must be counted for purposes of compensation calculations. Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for meeting, lecture, and training time set forth in that law typically apply.


Show up or reporting time

South Carolina law does not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.


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