Proving Overtime If Your Employer Does Not Keep Records

Employees often work hours in excess of forty (40) hours per week. Even if the employee is entitled to overtime wages (paid at one and one half times their regular hourly rate), employees may be reluctant to assert their right to overtime because they have no records showing that they worked more than forty (40) […]

Nonpayment of Overtime Wages to Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

Pharmaceutical sales representatives are often denied overtime compensation. Pharmaceutical companies attempt to take advantage of pharmaceutical sales representatives by telling them they are exempt from overtime pay pursuant to the outside sales exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act or North Carolina Wage and Hour Act. For an employee to be denied overtime based on […]

Are Managers Entitled to Overtime Pay — Raleigh Wage and Hour Lawyer

North Carolina and Federal law mandates that employers pay their workers at least minimum wage with the payment of overtime for hours worked over 40 per week. There are certain exceptions to this rule for those in Executive and Administrative positions, including exceptions for employees who have management as their primary duty. However, simply having […]

Assistance for Employees Not Receiving Tipped Wages

North Carolina provides generous protections for servers/waitstaff in their rights to receive their tips earned.  Employers cannot take any portion of your tipped wages (other than for a pro-rata share of credit card wages).  Employers are also prohibited from using the tip-credit to avoid fair compensation for non-tipped work, such as cleaning, food preparation, dish […]

Unpaid Internships Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime

With the job market still tight, prospective employees are resorting to accepting unpaid internships where interns are performing tasks that an employee would normally cover. Unfortunately, employers take advantage of the free labor from interns in violation of North Carolina wage and hour laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. If you are an […]

North Carolina Overtime Attorneys

Often, employers do not pay their employees all wages they are entitled to receive, such as overtime pay as governed by the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees working more than 40 hours per week must be paid time and one-half of their regular pay, unless specifically […]

North Carolina Wage Claims for Employee Unpaid Vacation Time

States vary as to whether or not vacation pay or sick leave pay must be paid to employees when their period of employment ends with a company.  Although North Carolina does not require employers to provide paid time off, if the employer does promise vacation pay or vacation time off with pay, then the employer […]