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Resources South Carolina Government Agencies

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1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in South Carolina, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: South Carolina

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
P.O. Box 4490
2611 Forest Drive, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 737-7800
Toll-free: (800) 521-0725
TDD: (803) 253-4125
E-Mail: information@schac.state.sc.us
Web Address: http://www.state.sc.us/schac/

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is to eliminate and prevent unlawful discrimination in: employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability; housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability; and public accommodations on the basis of race, color, national origin and religion.

For more information, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: South Carolina

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Greenville Local Office

301 North Main Street
Suite 1402
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 241-4400
TTY: (864) 241-4403

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Office of OSHA Compliance

3600 Forest Drive
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Phone: (803) 734-9632
Fax: (803) 734-9772
Web Address: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/Labor/Osha/index.asp

Agency Description/Mission: South Carolina is one of 23 states and territories which administers its own occupational safety and health program through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state occupational safety and health act requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthy worksite which is free of hazards which may cause injuries and illnesses to workers. The SC OSHA office conducts inspections of businesses to assure compliance with the law.

Filing a Complaint with S.C. OSHA
Differences Between South Carolina and Federal OSHA Standards

3. Unemployment Insurance

South Carolina Employment Security Commission
P. O. Box 995
1550 Gadsden St.
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 737-3071
Fax: (803) 737-0286
E-Mail: ui@sces.org
Web Address: http://www.sces.org

Agency Description/Mission: The South Carolina Employment Security Commission pays "Job Insurance" benefits to insured workers who are unemployed and meet all eligibility requirements. This system of insurance was established to tide workers over between jobs, to maintain purchasing power, and to limit the serious effects of unemployment on the community and state. Unemployment insurance is not a form of relief. Benefit payments are not based on need; they are based on wages earned in employment covered by the state Employment Security Law.

Claimants' Page
Frequently Asked Questions
TelClaim Information (filing a claim by telephone)

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Office of Wages and Child Labor

110 Centerview Drive
P. O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Phone: (803) 896-4840
Fax: (803) 896-7680
Web Address: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/Labor/wages/

Agency Description/Mission: South Carolina payment of wages and child labor laws are administered by the Office of Wages and Child Labor in the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Frequently Asked Questions
Employee/Employer Rights and Responsibilities Under S.C. and Federal Law brochure
Wage Complaint Form

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Columbia District Office

Federal Building, Room 1072
1835 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201-9863
Phone: (803) 765-5981
Fax: (803) 253-3003

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission
1612 Marion Street
P. O. Box 1715
Columbia, SC 29202-1715
Phone: (803) 737-5700
Toll-Free: (800) 868-4244
Web Address: http://www.wcc.state.sc.us

Frequently Asked Questions
Forms

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