Employment Laws

  • Overtime claims
  • Unpaid wages
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Misclassification
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South Carolina Protects You

You have Employment Rights under the law

South Carolina employment is “at-will”.


Payment of Wages Act (SCPWA)
Can be a strong tool for employees who have not been paid their wages in full and on time, allowing for triple damages and attorneys’ fees.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC)

These are helpful in the process of making claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for discrimination based upon sex, race, religion, color, and natural origin.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Provides for protection for workers age 40 and older.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Provides for protection for individuals with disabilities and requesting accommodations.

South Carolina is an “at-will” state, meaning that employees and employers are free to hire and fire as they wish unless there is a contract of employment, and so long as the firing is not for an illegal reason. There are not a large number of illegal reasons, those illegal namely being outlined hereinabove in Title VII, the ADEA, and ADA, but there are also powerful wage laws in the SCPWA and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which sets the overtime rate at a minimum of 7.5x, establishes minimum wage law, and other federal standards.


Attorney Naert enjoys the opportunity to consult with people about their rights regarding employment law, and in addressing those issues whether informally through direct communication with the employer or employer’s attorney or insurance company; or whether that means filing suit in the Magistrate’s Court, Court of Common Pleas, or Federal Court. Consults are always free, but your rights can be lost if you sit on your hands. There are statutes of limitations for the filing of lawsuits and timelines for reporting discrimination and otherwise, such that missing those deadlines can forever prejudice your rights.

Attorney Zach Naert never charges for consults.

Zach accepts his clients phone calls; if he’s available. If not, a time will be set to ensure that you can speak with Attorney Naert directly. Clients will be provided with Mr. Naert’s cell phone number. At Naert Law Firm, client communication and teamwork are the key to our success.


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