Wage and hour disputes are an increasing source of substantial, employment-related liability for employers today. In fact, since 2000, federal wage and hour lawsuits filed nationally have increased by more than 400%.

Our labor law and employment law attorneys provide employers with the guidance to avoid litigation by ensuring compliance with applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, as well as resolving wage and hour disputes informally as they arise in the workplace.


At Gignilliat, Savitz & Bettis LLP, we help South Carolina’s employers avoid wage and hour litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions, and defend employers whenever litigation arises.

We defend South Carolina employers in wage disputes including allegations of misclassification of exempt employees, off-the-clock work, and meal and rest period violations. We represent employers in the public and the private sectors including retail, manufacturing, health care, insurance, financial institutions, and construction.

State-Wide Defense of Wage & Hour Disputes

  • Overtime & Minimum Wage Disputes
  • Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors
  • Failure to Pay Otherwise Exempt Employees on a Salary Basis
  • Failure to Pay for Purported “Off-the-Clock” Activities for Non-Exempt Employees
  • Unpaid On-Duty Meal & Rest Breaks
  • Improper Tip & “Service Charge” Practices
  • Misclassification of Employees as Exempt Under the “White Collar” Administrative, Executive, & Professional (Learned & Creative) Exemptions
  • Overtime Exemptions for Drivers Who Qualify Under the Motor Carrier Act & Related Laws
  • Overtime Exemptions for Sales People Under the Outside Sales Exemption
  • Other Pay Practice Irregularities Under State & Federal Laws
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If you’re an employer looking for legal counsel in South Carolina to help with wage and hour disputes, then contact our firm today.

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