South Carolina Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Find the Right Poster for You

The posters we provide are organized into four sections: 

Mandatory for All South Carolina Employers

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Required Work Place Poster

The “Required Work Place Poster” from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation includes two of the main poster requirements for South Carolina: the “Labor Law Abstract” and the “South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

The “Labor Law Abstract” includes information about the Payment of Wages Act, Child Labor Law, Right-to-Work Law, and the South Carolina Illegal Immigration and Reform Act.

The “South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Act” states the responsibilities of employers and employees in the workplace. This combined poster also describes that discrimination is prohibited in places of employment.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SC Employers.

[English - Legal Size Poster] [English - Letter Size Poster]

Employment Discrimination

South Carolina’s “Employment Discrimination” Poster states that South Carolina prohibits discrimination in the workplace.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SC Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Workers’ Compensation

South Carolina’s “Workers’ Compensation” Poster informs employees of what to do if they are injured on the job. The poster provides a space for the employer to write down the name and contact information of the workers’ compensation provider.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SC Employers.

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Unemployment Insurance

South Carolina’s “Unemployment Insurance” Notice states that unemployment benefits may be available if employees become partially or totally unemployed through no fault of their own.

A copy of the Unemployment Insurance Notice can be obtained from South Carolina’s Department of Employment and Workforce.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Visit the Department of Employment and Workforce guide to apply for unemployment benefits.

Required for: All SC Employers.

Mandatory for Some South Carolina Employers

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SC Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SC Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

South Carolina's Clean Indoor Air Act 

South Carolina's "Clean Indoor Air Act" generally prohibits smoking in child healthcare facilities, public schools, elevators, government buildings, public transportation, and public theaters and arenas. 

The state's Act, passed in 1990, hasn't been extended to anything other than that, unlike most states. However, many localities have developed their own, stricter ordinances. Business owners should contact their local authority to confirm proper posting requirements. 

In areas where smoking is permitted or prohibited, appropriate signs must be posted conspicuously. 

Required for: Some SC Employers. 

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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