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EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS

Question/ConcernAgency/OrganizationTelephone
Employment Discrimination (on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability)SC Human Affairs Commission(803) 737-7800 or 800-521-0725
Employment Discrimination (on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission1-800-669-4000
Family & Medical Leave ActUS Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division1-866-487-9243
Job ServiceSC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)(803) 737-2474
Minimum WageUS Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division1-866-487-9243
Overtime Pay US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division 1-866-487-9243
Pension Benefits, Welfare Benefits, COBRA Insurance, Retirement Money, 401(K) MoneyUS Dept of Labor, Employment Retirement Income Security Act(404) 562-2156
Unemployment Insurance SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)(803) 737-2474
Workers' Compensation SC Workers' Compensation Commission(803) 737-5700

LICENSING / REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

Question/ConcernAgency/OrganizationTelephone
Business License
(You should also check with your local county office)
SC Department of Revenue(803) 898-5872
Teacher CertificationSC Department of Education(803) 896-0325
Private Detective LicenseSC Law Enforcement Division (SLED)(803) 896-7015
Security Guard LicenseSC Law Enforcement Division(803) 896-7015
Retail Firearms Dealer LicenseSC Law Enforcement Division(803) 896-7081
Drivers LicensesSC Department of Motor Vehicles(803) 896-5000
Certification for Emergency Health Technicians SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
Watercraft Licenses Department of Natural Resources
Child Day Care LicensingSC Department of Social Services
Insurance Agent LicenseSC Department of Insurance(803) 737-6193
Insurance Company License SC Department of Insurance(803) 737-6221
Employment Agency Licensing SC Secretary of State(803) 734-1795
Mortgage Loan Broker SC Department of Consumer Affairs800-922-1594
Continuing Care Retirement CommunitiesSC Department of Consumer Affairs (803) 734-4226 or (800) 922-1594
PawnbrokerSC Department of Consumer Affairs(803) 734-4249
Physical Fitness Services (includes tanning salons, health spas, weight control centers)SC Department of Consumer Affairs(803) 734-4291
Athletic Agents SC Department of Consumer Affairs(803) 734-4209
Motor Clubs SC Department of Consumer Affairs (803) 734-4209
Becoming a Notary PublicSC secretary of State(803) 734-2512
Register as a Charity SC Secretary of State(803) 734-1790
Register as a Professional Fundraiser & Solicitor SC Secretary of State(803) 734-1790
Register a Trademark SC Secretary of State(803) 734-0629
Nationwide trademark, copyright and patent informationUS Patent and Trademark Office800-786-9199
Register a Corporation SC Secretary of State(803) 734-2158
Alcohol Liquor License SC Department of Revenue(803) 898-5864
Bingo License SC Department of Revenue(803) 898-5393
Retail License SC Department of Revenue(803) 898-5000
Gasoline and Special Fuel License SC Department of Revenue(803) 896-1990
Tobacco License SC Department of Revenue(803) 896-1970
Admissions LicenseSC Department of Revenue(803) 898-1970
Hunting/Fishing License SC Department of Natural Resources(803) 734-3833
Check Cashing License Board of Financial Institutions, Consumer Finance Division(803) 734-2020
Pest Control License (pesticide dealers, private and commercial applicators, and pest-control businesses)Clemson Public Service Activities(864) 646-2150
Marriage LicenseContact the probate judge or clerk of court for the county where the marriage ceremony is to occur: SC Association of Counties  
Copies of birth, marriage or death certificatesDHEC-Division of Vital Records(803)898-3630

LABOR QUESTIONS

Question/ConcernAgency/OrganizationTelephone
Labor UnionsNational Labor Relations Board(910) 631-5201
Unemployment Statistics in South Carolina by County SC Department of Employment and Workforce 803.737.2400
South Carolina's Workforce Investment Act SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) 803.737.2400
Census Information US Census Bureau, US Department of Commerce

OTHER

Question/ConcernAgency/OrganizationTelephone
Official website for the State of South Carolina SC.Gov
Immigration and Naturalization Service US Department of Justice
Attorney Referrals, Ask-a-Lawyer S.C. Bar Association
Video Poker S.C. Department of Revenue
State Taxes S.C. Department of Revenue
Federal Taxes Internal Revenue Service
Medicaid Fraud SC Department of Health & Human Services 1-888-364-3224
Insurance Fraud - including Workers Comp Attorney General's Office 1-888-953-7283
South Carolina Recovering Professional Program SCRPP1-877-349-2094
Bankruptcy US Bankruptcy Court
Consumer Complaints Better Business Bureau (803) 254-2525
Consumer Complaints S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs
Food Protection S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) (803) 935-7958
Certification of Health Care Facilities S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) (803) 737-7219
Drug Control S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) (803) 935-7817
Environmental Health S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

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Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in state agencies to the Office of the State Inspector General.

1-855-SC-FRAUD
1-855-723-7283
Email: OIG@OIG.SC.GOV
Web Site: http://OIG.SC.GOV

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