South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law the “South Carolina Lactation Support Act,” requiring employers to provide employees reasonable unpaid break time, or paid break time or mealtime, each day to express breast milk.

The Act went into effect on June 25, 2020, and, by July 25, 2020, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) must post on its website information to educate employers, employees, and employment agencies about their rights under this Act. Employers then will have 30 days to comply with the Act. Read more.

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Ellison McCoy is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a contributor to the Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog. Mr. McCoy has represented employers in litigation matters before state and federal administrative…

Ellison McCoy is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a contributor to the Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog. Mr. McCoy has represented employers in litigation matters before state and federal administrative agencies and various state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. McCoy devotes a significant amount of his practice to assisting employers with disability practice management, particularly including issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act.

Learn more about Mr. McCoy on the Jackson Lewis website.