SOUTH CAROLINA - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

“Agricultural labor” is defined under S.C. Code Ann. § 41-27-120.

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage

There is no state minimum wage law.


There is no state law regarding overtime pay.

State Enforcement Agency

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation, Division of Investigations & Enforcement/Office of Wages & Child Labor


Relevant Forms:

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission


Relevant Forms:

Field Sanitation

Federal Enforcement Agency:

US DOL, South Carolina OSHA Office


Pesticide Safety

State Enforcement Agency:

Clemson Regulatory Services, Department of Pesticide Regulation


Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Legal Services Organizations

South Carolina Legal Services