South Carolina Announces New Lactation Support Act

State Update Overview

Date Updated July 2020
Labor Law Update The State of South Carolina Lactation Support Act
What Changed New law requiring reasonable break time for lactating mothers to express breast milk at work.
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster South Carolina Labor Law Poster

In July 2020, South Carolina enacted the Lactation Support Act providing protections to lactating mothers in the workplace.

South Carolina Lactation Support Act Update

  • Requires employers to provide employees reasonable unpaid break time or paid break or meal time, each day to express breast milk.
  • Employers must make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area for an employee to express milk in private.

South Carolina Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of South Carolina must post the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission Employment Discrimination poster along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our South Carolina & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the South Carolina Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.



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