Bills Assigned to Keyword - Employment/Personnel (19)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


H 3018 Establishes a base state minimum wageSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a base state minimun wage and a schedule to gradually implement an increase to $10.10 per hour over a three-year period.
Sponsor: Kambrell Garvin House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3020 Provides hazard pay to public employees working in frontline positions during a declared state of emergencySummary of the bill as introduced: Provides hazard pay to public employees working in frontline positions during a declared state of emergency, a declared public health emergency or both.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3106 Allows an employer to elect to pay all or a portion of required employee contributions to the SC Retirement System02.25.2021 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows an employer to elect to pay all or a portion of required employee contributions to the SC Retirement System and the Police Officers Retirement System.
Sponsor: Bruce Bannister House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Willis Status Date: 2/2/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House Retirement
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H 3188 Enacts the South Carolina Equal Pay for Equal Work ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits paying wages to employees of one sex at a lesser rate than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex for comparable work in jobs that require the same skill.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley, J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3244 Employment First Initiative Act04.22.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment reduces the commission membership from 17 to 9 members and strikes language to only focus on state agencies and not political subdivisions.04.21.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes policies supportive of competitive and integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. 
Sponsor: Neal Collins House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Shealy, Bennett, Sabb Status Date: 5/13/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3317 Prohibits an employer to fail or refuse to hire an individual because of a credit history or credit reportSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an employer to fail or refuse to hire an individual because of a credit history or credit report of the individual.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3334 Enacts the Ban the Box ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits job applications from including questions related to convictions of crime unless the crime directly relates to the position of employment sought by the individual.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3341 Increases the minimum wage in the state Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the minimum wage in the state to the greater amount between $15 or the minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3469 Enacts the South Carolina Paid Sick Leave ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines the manner in which employees can accrue and use paid sick leave.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3474 Prohibits a job application from including questions related to convictions of a crimeSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a job application from including questions related to convictions of a crime unless the crime for which the job applicant was convicted directly relates to the position of employment. 
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3480 Prohibits a municipality from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state minimum wage02.24.2021 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state minimum wage.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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S 0159 Enacts the South Carolina Minimum Wage ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to pay employees a certain minimum wage.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
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S 0177 Prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee who chooses not to get the COVID-19 vaccine03.31.2021 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that state employers can't fire employees for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine unless they work with vulnerable populations. The amendment also states that nothing prohibits employers from providing incentives for getting vaccinated.03.04.2021 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee carried this bill over.03.03.2021 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written and available, it will be posted.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an employer from taking adverse employment action against an employee who chooses not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sponsor: Thomas Corbin House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: MA
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Status Date: 4/13/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
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S 0343 Enacts the South Carolina Minimum Wage Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to pay a certain minimum wage.
Sponsor: Maymia McLeod House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
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S 0345 Directs SC LLR to establish emergency regulations that set standards for employers to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19Summary of the bill as introduced: Directs the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to establish emergency regulations that set standards for employers to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sponsor: Maymia McLeod House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
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S 0609 Authorizes local governments that have access to federal tax information to conduct criminal background checks on employees05.04.2021 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.28.2021 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.30.2021 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.25.2021 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes local governments that have access to federal tax information to conduct criminal background checks on employees and contractors. 
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 59 Status Date: 6/1/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0634 South Carolina Minimum Wage ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to pay employees a certain minimum wage.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/2/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0793 Prohibits an employer from inquiring about a potential employee's criminal recordSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an employer from inquiring about a potential employee's criminal record on an application until the applicant is selected for an interview.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 5/5/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0795 Exempts municipal personnel who participate in community volunteer programs for probationers from civil damagesSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts municipal personnel who participate in community volunteer programs for probationers from civil damages unless an injury occurs from gross negligence. recklessness or intentional misconduct. 
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology Status Date: 5/5/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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