North Carolina Minimum and Unpaid Wage Law Stays Stagnant

A wave of minimum wage raises has swept the country this year, with more than 20 states creating historic changes in labor laws. States that embraced the change guaranteed workers an increase anywhere between $.22 and $1.50 an hour. North Carolina, however, is among the many states that failed to participate in this change. Those […]

Do I Need an Unpaid Wages Attorney?

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There are many things to consider when pursuing an employer for wages owed. In this post we discuss the relevant federal and state-level labor laws as they apply to North Carolina employees to help you determine whether you need an unpaid wages attorney to take on your case. Background There are two key pieces of legislation […]

North Carolina Unpaid Commissions Attorney

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Most commonly associated with the sales industry, employees earning commissions have unique rights from regular wage jobs. They can vary depending on commission structure. Commissions come in the form of a flat rate, a percentage of a transaction, or even a performance benchmark. Regardless of the commission structure, workers deserve fair compensation for their hard […]

North Carolina Wage & Hour Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) require employers to pay their workers no less than minimum wage. Employers are to pay their employees overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours. North Carolina state wage laws hold North Carolina employers to similar minimum standards of fair […]

Unpaid Vacation Time

North Carolina vacation pay laws do not require an employer to provide you with either paid or unpaid vacation time. However, if an employer does have an established policy to provide paid vacation, then that employer has certain responsibilities on how to execute that policy. Some employers combine vacation and sick leave plans into a […]

Wrongful Termination Attorneys in North Carolina

North Carolina is an “employment at will” state which means that without an employment contract you can be terminated at any time, unless your employer’s decision was based upon discriminatory illegal considerations such as race, gender, national origin, color, or disability. The wrongful termination attorneys of Maginnis Howard have years of experience fighting for those […]

Unpaid Wages Under the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act

In many ways, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act mirrors federal wage laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act provides increased protection for employees in a variety of ways. If you are working in North Carolina, you should be aware of the various laws, especially related to […]

New Maginnis Law YouTube Channel

Our firm has started a new YouTube channel. We hope to bring relevant information regarding consumer protection matters. Right now, you will find a video showing how to sign up for the Maginnis Law mailing list, and we have more videos on the way. But make sure you don’t miss out! Follow the steps below […]

Severance Agreement Reviews During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has changed the work situations for millions of people throughout the United States, including a rise in the umber of unexpected terminations, lay-offs and furloughs. In this time of crisis, Maginnis Howard is particularly concerned about protecting employment rights. A severance agreement is a contract between an employer and an employee that contains rules and guidelines […]

Paid Time Off During COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic is bringing up a slew of employment issues. Unfortunately, as many businesses struggle, some employers are are denying their employees earned paid-time-off (PTO). North Carolina employees can accrue PTO over time and an employer must pay it out even in cases of termination. Given the current circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot […]