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How do copyright remain in effect? I am looking at 2 songs (

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I am looking at 2 songs ( words only )to use in my life story. One from a Hymnal copyright in 1902 and one in hymnal copyright 1938. Both books are from Mennonite Publishing, Scottdale Pa. Thanks for you help. Irvin Martin

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I will not use entire hymn and could also not use text as printed if that helps.

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The 1902 one is public domain (anything published prior to 1923 is public domain).

The 1938 one MIGHT be public domain if it was published with notice of copyright but the copyright was not renewed. If it was renewed, then it's 95 years from the date of publication. Records 1978 to present can be found here: http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First. Works registered prior to 1978 may be found only in the Copyright Public Records Reading Room.

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In South Carolina, employers are not required to provide employees with vacation benefits, either paid or unpaid. SC Dept. of Labor FAQs. If an employer chooses to provide such benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract. SC Dept. of Labor FAQs. An employer is required to notify its employees in writing of any benefit policies. SC Code 41-10-30, SC Dept. of Labor FAQs.

An employer may lawfully establish a policy or enter into a contract denying employees payment for accrued vacation leave upon separation from employment. See O’Neal v. Intermedical Hospital of SC, 355 S.C. 499, 585 S.E.2d 526 (SC App. 2003).

An employer may also lawfully establish a policy or enter into a contract disqualifying employees from payment of accrued vacation upon separation from employment if they fail to comply with specific requirements, such as giving two weeks notice or being employed as of a specific date of the year. See O’Neal v. Intermedical Hospital of SC, 355 S.C. 499, 585 S.E.2d 526 (SC App. 2003).

An employer is required to pay accrued vacation to an employee upon separation from employment if its policy or contract requires it. SC Code 41-10-10(b).

Neither South Carolina’s Legislature nor its courts have stated whether an employer is required to pay accrued vacation leave upon separation from employment if the employer’s established policy or employment contract is silent on the matter.

An employer may cap the amount of vacation leave an employee may accrue over time. See SC Code 41-10-10(b); O’Neal v. Intermedical Hospital of SC, 355 S.C. 499, 585 S.E.2d 526 (SC App. 2003).

An employer may implement a “use-it-or-lose-it” policy requiring employees to use their leave by a set date or lose it. . See SC Code 41-10-10(b); O’Neal v. Intermedical Hospital of SC, 355 S.C. 499, 585 S.E.2d 526 (SC App. 2003).

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Apologies for that statement regarding South Carolina. That was meant for another customer, and for some reason it got posted here. Please let me know that you received your answer.

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