Perry MacLennanJoin us for our next employment law seminar, Offer Letters and Employment Contracts: The Terms of Employment, on Thursday, April 25.

Perry MacLennan will discuss contracting with employees in South Carolina and the concepts of at-will employment. He will also focus on how to use offer letters correctly, South Carolina’s notice requirements and when to enter restrictive covenants.
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Generic offer of employment with pen and glasses

South Carolina is an employment at will state. This means that, absent a written contract guaranteeing employment, employers are free to terminate employees at any time, without notice, for any reason (so long as that reason does not violate another law of course!). Conversely, employees are generally free to quit at any time without recourse.

So, most companies in South Carolina use the initial offer letter to convey the terms and conditions of an employee’s employment. The offer letter typically contains items such as job duties, hours, pay rate, and general benefits information. However, what is legally required to be provided? What are some optional items that should be considered?
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