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Prohibition of Local Municipalities from Requiring Employee Benefits


On April 5, 2017, Gov. McMaster signed S.B. 218 into law, creating South Carolina Code of Laws Section 41-1-25, which states that political subdivisions may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require private employers to provide an employee benefit. An employee benefit is defined as anything of value that an employee may receive from an employer in addition to wages and includes, but is not limited to, any health benefits, disability benefits, death benefits, group accidental death and dismemberment benefits, paid days off for holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, paid personal necessity leave, retirement benefits, and profit-sharing benefits.

This law was effective upon passage.

S.B. 218 »