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Child Labor

South Carolina rules and regulations on child labor are identical to those adopted by the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. These rules limit the work hours of persons 14 and 15 years old and prohibit the employment of persons under 18 years of age in occupations determined to be hazardous.

How To File a Child Labor Complaint:

  1. Complete the Child Labor Wage Complaint Form (pdf) to file complaint against an employer.

  2. Remit the form via:
    • Fax form:
      Attn: Wages and Child Labor
      Fax: 803-896-7680.

    • Mail:
      South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
      Wages and Child Labor
      P.O. Box 11329
      Columbia, SC 29211-1329.

For additional information, contact:

Email:  David Love
Phone:   (803) 896-7756
Fax:   (803) 896-7680

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