Personal Liability for Unpaid Wages

The South Carolina Payment of Wages Act requires employers to pay all wages owed to employees in full and in a timely fashion.  The Act also makes employers operating an LLC or corporation personally liable for unpaid wages to employees, which can create far-reaching ramifications for business owners in South Carolina. Typically, business owners have some protection from personal liability … [Read more...]

Am I Entitled to my Accrued Vacation Pay if I Leave my Job?

Unless an employer has a written policy distributed to all employees clearly delineating that separating employees are not entitled to accrued but unused vacation pay, then such amounts are typically deemed to be "wages" as defined under the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act at 41-10-10(2) of the South Carolina Code of Laws.  The result is that employees leaving their job, whether voluntarily or … [Read more...]