South Carolina bars subdivisions from mandating benefits

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed a law that prevents political subdivisions from setting mandates on private businesses to provide employee benefits such as 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. The law does not limit the authority of political subdivisions to establish employee benefits in employment relationships to which they are a party. (S.B. 218, Laws 2017, adding Code Sec. 41-1-25, approved and effective April 4, 2017.)

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