Recent News


Members of the General Assembly returned to Columbia on Wednesday for a one-day emergency session aimed at funding the ordinary expenses of state government at current levels in the event the 2020-2021 fiscal year begins without the passage of the annual general appropriations act. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives met briefly and passed a continuing resolution (H. 3485) that includes the establishment of the “Coronavirus Relief Fund” for the receipt and disbursement of appropriations received from the federal government. The continuing resolution also includes a provision that... Read more


ICMA provides an overview of the recent federal assistance packages and recommendations on how local governments can access COVID-19 funding resources.Read more


Local governments are working tirelessly to protect their citizens and employees during the coronavirus pandemic. As employers, many counties are allowing alternate work situations that lead to employee leave questions. The sweeping federal relief packages in The First Families Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are extensive and challenging to understand.

During this webinar, Joanie Winters of Winters Law Firm and Chris Johnson of Gignilliat, Savitz, & Bettis LLP provided an overview of how these new federal laws... Read more


The U.S. Department of Labor has released FAQs for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.Read more


Last week SCAC sent out a summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), H.R. 6201. At that time, it was SCAC’s understanding that the provisions updating the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only applied to local governments with between 50 and 500 employees. We have since learned that these provisions apply to ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND DEPARTMENTS. The provisions will go into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Please see the ... Read more