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Wage and Hour Litigation

South Carolina has no state laws pertaining to overtime, meal periods, or breaks. There are also no state laws mandating paid or unpaid leave or holiday pay. However, the South Carolina Wage Payment Statute requires employers to pay employees what they are promised, whether it be wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, vacation pay, or paid sick leave. On the federal level, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay minimum wage and overtime.

Horton Law Firm’s attorneys know both state and federal wage hour law. Greenville wage and hour litigation lawyer Jeremy Summerlin has litigated cases involving unpaid compensation, unpaid overtime, and misclassification (as salaried exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and he can assist you in getting paid what is legally owed to you.

Horton Law Firm’s wage and hour litigation attorneys can review your case in light of the South Carolina Wage Payment Act and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which applies in all states. Suits for unpaid wages under South Carolina law provide for a discretionary award of attorneys’ fees and triple damages. A lawsuit under the FLSA can seek compensation for unpaid overtime or unpaid minimum wage, as well as liquidated (or double) damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.


Whether an employer inadvertently shortchanged its workers or willfully disregarded the law, we can help pursue remedies for our clients under both federal and state wage and hour laws, including:

  • Unpaid Wages / Wage Theft
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Off-the-Clock Work
  • Unpaid Preparatory Work
  • Unreimbursed Job Expenses
  • Misclassification of Job
  • Stock Losses
  • Unsettled Commissions
  • No Notice of Layoff (WARN)
  • Unpaid Benefits (Health, Dental, Vision and Drug)
  • Wrongful Deductions


It doesn’t matter if you are an employee or an independent contractor. Mr. Summerlin, as the Greenville wage and hour lawyer at the Horton Law Firm, has the experience and knowledge to advise you about your legal rights and your legal options. Contact us to set up a consultation. For further information about the FLSA, visit Mr. Summerlin’s FLSA-focused blog True or FLSA.

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