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Overtime: South Carolina

Overtime requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Meryl Gutterman, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.


  • South Carolina does not have state laws governing overtime pay for private employers. Consequently, South Carolina follows the overtime laws set by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See Overview.
  • South Carolina requires state agencies to develop overtime policies for state employees that comply with the FLSA. State agencies may provide employees compensatory time off instead of overtime pay. See Public Employers.