South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations
The Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in South Carolina. They are the first point of contact for South Carolina employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations' scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations via these channels:
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Fax: (803) 896-4393
Federal Department of Labor Offices in South Carolina
There is one branch office of the Federal Department of Labor located in South Carolina. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
Federal Building, Room 1072
1835 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201-9863
Phone: (803) 765-5981
Contact: Jamie Benefiel, District Director
How can the Federal DOL and the Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the South Carolina minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the South Carolina state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).