On June 25, 2020, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed the South Carolina Lactation Support Act (the Act) into law. The Act requires covered employers to provide employees with reasonable unpaid break time, or paid break time or mealtime, each day to express breast milk. “Covered employers” include any person or entity that employs one or more employees, including the state government and its political subdivisions (see A141, R146, H3200).
The Act went into effect on June 25, 2020. By July 25, 2020, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) was required to post on its website information to educate employers, employees, and employment agencies about their rights under the Act.
Employers must then comply with the Act by August 24, 2020.
Under the Act, employers are required to make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, other than a toilet stall, in ...