Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Pregnant woman at workThe South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act, found here, was signed into law on Friday, May 18, 2018. The Act amends the South Carolina Human Affairs Law. In passing the legislation, the General Assembly stated,

It is the intent of the General Assembly by this act to combat pregnancy discrimination, promote public health, and ensure full and equal participation for women in the labor force by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.Read More...

On Labor Day, President Obama announced a new executive order that requires federal contractors to grant paid sick leave to their employees. While the details are still trickling out, we know this much about the order:

  • Provides at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked;
  • Takes into account absences related to stalking, sexual assault, or domestic violence; and
  • Takes effect in 2017.