What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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North Carolina Minimum Wage Laws

North Carolina adheres to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, as the state does not have a separate minimum wage law. Employers in North Carolina must comply with this federal rate to ensure they meet the legal requirements for minimum wage payments.


Meal & Rest Breaks

While North Carolina does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks for workers aged 16 or older, employers must give a 30-minute break for youth employees under 16 years old who work more than five consecutive hours.

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Filing Claims

In North Carolina, claims for unpaid overtime wages must be filed within two years of the date the wages were due. This period aligns with the federal standard for filing such claims, ensuring workers have adequate time to pursue unpaid wages.


New York Overtime Pay Laws

North Carolina follows the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding overtime, requiring that employees are paid one and a half times their regular rate of pay for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. Employers must adhere to this regulation to remain compliant with labor laws.


Protections for workers

Unique to North Carolina, the state labor laws do not cover certain occupations, including those in agriculture, domestic services, and seasonal amusement, from standard overtime pay requirements. These exemptions highlight the state's focus on industry-specific labor regulations.