South Carolina Advertising laws & HR compliance analysis

South Carolina Advertising: What you need to know

Under state law, employers or employment agencies may not knowingly publish employment advertisements containing false, fraudulent, or misleading information, representations, promises, or notices (SC Code Sec. 41-25-50)
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The South Carolina Human Affairs Law, administered by the state Human Affairs Commission, prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability (SC Code Sec. 1-13-10).
State law prohibits employers, employment agencies, or labor organizations from printing or publishing (or causing to be printed or published) a notice or advertisement relating to employment, apprenticeship, or other training program that indicates any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, or disability . However, religion, sex, or national origin may be mentioned if such specification is based on a bona fide occupational qualification (SC Code Sec. 1-13-80).
The prohibition defines "employer" as an entity employing 15 or more workers for at least 20 weeks in the current or preceding calendar year or its agent, such as an employment agency.
Private personnel placement services. Employers may not seek employees through concealment of any material fact or by using a private personnel placement service that conceals its identity as such. A private personnel placement service may not advertise without stating the firm name and must provide wording that reveals its identity as a private personnel placement service (SC Code Sec. 41-25-50).
State agencies are required to include the following in job vacancy notices: name of agency, state classification title and ...

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