Q: What laws in South Carolina govern the employment of family members?
A: The Ethics Act of 1991 governs the employment of family
members/nepotism. Questions and concerns regarding the employment of family
members should be referred to the State Ethics Commission which administers
Q: What constitutes a "family member" under the Ethics Act?
A: A "family member" is an individual who is the spouse, parent, brother, sister, child, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild or a member of the individual’s immediate family.