South Carolina is considered an employer-friendly state.
Select South Carolina employment requirements are summarized below to help an employer understand the range of employment laws affecting the employer-employee relationship in the state.
What are the financial implications of dating/romance before a Divorce is final?
Under South Carolina law, if a married person is proven to have had a sexual relationship with someone other than their spouse, they have committed adultery.
If one party has lived in South Carolina for at least one year, that party can file for divorce in South Carolina even if the other spouse has never set foot in this state.
Other issues such as the division of property, alimony, visitation, and child support, however, require obtaining personal jurisdiction over the nonresident spouse.
An Attorney General’s opinion is thus a written public document responding to a specific legal question asked by these elected or appointed government officials.
In order prove adultery, a Charleston Family Law attorney must present evidence of the opportunity and the inclination to have an adulterous relationship.
Marital fault must either be admitted or proven to be used as a reason for the Court to grant a Divorce prior to one year of separation.
However, for all practical purposes, proving marital fault against a spouse in the litigation process (without an admission) will likely take at least one year if not longer.
Does your agency investigate allegations of human trafficking or human smuggling? Does my employer have to provide me with breaks and time for lunch/dinner during the day? There is no requirement under South Carolina law for an employer to provide employees with breaks or a lunch period. Who do I contact if I feel as though I was terminated unfairly? South Carolina is an at-will state, which means that employees may be terminated for any reason, a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason.
(For more information about the efforts to combat human trafficking or to view the State Plan to address Human Trafficking) Q.