2015 legislative victories include:
3266 Trespass - This legislation codifies common law provisions relating to trespassers under which a possessor of land owes no duty to a trespasser except to refrain from causing a willful or wanton injury. The legislation includes certain protections that relate only to child trespassers and those with diminished mental capacity. The legislation does not affect any immunities from or defenses to civil liability established by another section of the South Carolina Code of Laws or available at common law to which a possessor of land may be entitled. In a nutshell it gives the land owners some added protections.
S407 UI Benefit for Corporate Officers - Revises the corporate officer’s exemption from unemployment benefits to provide that corporate officers are eligible for unemployment benefits unless the corporation elects to opt out of the coverage. The legislation applies this exemption to individuals who own twenty-five percent or more stock in a corporation or otherwise exercise an ownership interest in a corporation. The legislation also increases penalties for employment and workforce offenses.
3305 Disqualification of Benefits - The bill amends the disqualification of unemployment benefits statute to include that oral fluids can be provided during a drug test administered on behalf of the employer.