Employers and Independent Contractors and the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) comprises four major requirements: a minimum wage, an overtime standard, restrictions on child labor, and equal pay. These requirements apply to all “covered employees” under the Act. Many employers attempt to get around the strict requirements of the FLSA by labeling employees as independent contractors.  If you are an […]

North Carolina and Federal Overtime Attorneys

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) requires employers to pay their workers no less than minimum wage. Additionally, employers are required to pay their employees overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours. Overtime is equal to one and one-half times the regular wage rate. However, […]

Overtime Compensation for Work During Unpaid Lunch

Frequently workers are asked to work during their unpaid lunch hour for certain tasks without the compensation they deserve. Workers are entitled to compensation for on-duty meal periods. If you are an employee not being paid for meal periods but asked to perform your job duties during an unpaid lunch hour, contact the North Carolina […]

Installation, Repairs, and Service Technician Overtime Rights

Installation, service, and repair technicians work long hours providing services often with little sympathy from a homeowner regarding the wide time ranges given for arrival times for the installers.  Typically, companies providing services overbook these installation service and repair workers and the employee is faced with the difficult task of not completing an installation or […]

North Carolina Wage and Hour Claim for Failure to Pay Minimum Wage

The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act is a law designed to protect an employee’s right to receive fair compensation for his or her work. It is an important safeguard against business owners who fail to take care of their employees. Among its many protections is a provision that requires all employers to ensure their […]

Timely Pay for Terminated Employees

Most employers are aware of the employee at-will doctrine, whereby a worker can be terminated at any time for any reason, other than for a basis which violates state or federal law. Because of this rule, wrongful termination is a difficult claim for ex-employees to prove in North Carolina. However – while employers generally can […]