The South Carolina Human Affairs Law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin (SC Code Sec. 1-13-10 et seq.). Employment practices that affect immigrants who are legally eligible to work may constitute discrimination on the basis of national origin.
The Law applies to all public employers and private employers with 15 or more employees. The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission oversees the Human Affairs Law.
State law also prohibits wages or remuneration for labor services paid to an individual of $600 or more each year from being claimed as a deductible business expense for state income tax purposes unless the individual is an authorized employee.