Bills Assigned to Keyword - Employment/Personnel (17)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 3062 Enacts the SC Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection ActSummary of the bill as introduced:Removes the $2,000 cap on rewards and provides a procedure for awarding multiple employees who report the same abuse. The bill also removes the one-year limitation on the period during which the employee is protected from adverse employment actions.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCravy Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3114 Defines the minimum wage in the state as the greater value of either $10.10 or the wage set by the Fair Labor Standards ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines the minimum wage in the state as the greater value of either $10.10 or the wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers Status Date: 1/31/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3200 Enacts the SC Lactation Support Act02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds that employers have 30 days to comply after receiving notice from the SC Human Affairs Commission.02.19.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment made only technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to provide employees with reasonable unpaid break time to express breast milk. 
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/7/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 02.25.2019
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H 3217 Creates a base state minimum wageSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a base state minimum wage, and gradually increases the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over a three-year period.
Sponsor: Kambrell Garvin House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3265 Enacts the SC Public Utility Employee Whistleblower Protection ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Applies laws that protect those public employees who report violations of state and federal law to the employees of a public utility. 
Sponsor: Micajah Caskey House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House Utilities
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H 3326 Establishes that an employer refusing to hire an individual because of credit history, or the individual's credit report, is an unlawful employment practiceSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes that an employer refusing to hire an individual because of credit history, or the individual's credit report, is an unlawful employment practice.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3395 Sets a base state minimum wage Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets a base state minimum wage and a schedule to gradually implement a minimum wage of $12 per hour over a three-year period.
Sponsor: Wendy Brawley House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rose, Rivers Status Date: 6/25/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3401 Enacts the Freedom of Employment Contract ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Repeals the section of law related to the right to work. 
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3467 Sets the minimum wage in South Carolina02.20.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets the minimum wage in the state as $13.00 or the minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act, whichever is greater.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 02.18.2019
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H 3615 Enacts Act to Establish Pay EquitySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits any employer from paying wages to any employee at a rate less than the rate paid to other employees of another race, religion, color, sex and gender status for comparable work.
Sponsor: Wendy Brawley House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bales, Govan Status Date: 4/2/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.14.2019
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H 3691 Allows an employer to grant an employee a specified amount of additional paid leave to attend school conferencesSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows an employer to grant an employee a specified amount of additional paid leave to attend elementary and secondary school conferences or activities during the employee's work hours.
Sponsor: Robert Williams House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/22/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.21.2019
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H 3722 Prohibits political subdivisions from requiring employers to pay employees additional wages or pay based on any schedule alterations or adjustments 02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee adjourned debate on this bill.02.26.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.20.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits political subdivisions from requiring employers to pay employees additional wages or pay based on any schedule alterations or adjustments.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell Status Date: 2/27/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 02.25.2019
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H 3740 Authorizes a payroll deduction for public employees to purchase consumer offerings through an employee purchase programSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a payroll deduction for public employees to purchase consumer offerings through an employee purchase program.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/23/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.21.2019
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S 0147 Imposes a mandatory minimum wage for eligible employeesSummary of the bill as introduced: Imposes a mandatory state minimum wage for people who are eligible for the minimum wage provided by federal law, which must be at least one dollar greater than federal minimum wage, and must be adjusted annually for inflation.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
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S 0149 Enacts the SC Minimum Wage ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to pay employees a certain minimum wage, adjusted by the SC Department of Employment and Workforce annually for inflation.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
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S 0372 Enacts the Act to Establish Pay EquitySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits any employer from paying wages to any employee at a rate less than the rate paid to other employees of another race, religion, color, sex and gender status for comparable work.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/15/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.14.2019
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S 0549 Workforce Opportunity ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the state from inquiring, considering or requiring disclosure of the criminal record or history of an applicant for employment until the applicant is selected for an interview.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/21/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 02.18.2019
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