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South Carolina’s Elimination of the Subminimum Wages Takes Effect Soon 

Effective August 1, 2024, the South Carolina subminimum wage will be fully eliminated; therefore, prohibiting employers from paying employees with disabilities the reduced minimum wage that is established under the provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Next Steps 

Employers must ensure that any employees who were paid the lesser rate are paid at least $7.25 per hour beginning August 1, 2024. Employers should take the necessary steps to update payroll systems, communicate with employees or their representatives, and adjust payroll budgets. 

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