Are Computer Employees Entitled to Overtime Wages in North Carolina?

Information technology and computer professionals are increasingly common in our technology-driven society. As North Carolina’s economy becomes more dependent on computer and IT professionals, more employers are taking advantage of various state and federal laws exempting certain computer employees from overtime compensation. Computer Employees Exemption Many computer and information technology employees in North Carolina do […]

Overtime and Minimum Wage Employee Exemption

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Employers avoid paying overtime or minimum wages to employees using a variety of methods. If a person is not an employee of a business but is instead a independent contractor, that person is not entitled to minimum wages or overtime. A person can also be “exempted” from overtime or minimum wage requirements through various federal […]

Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act requires overtime to paid for any hours worked over 40 per week. There are, however, exemptions to these general rules. One of those exemptions are for Executive employees. The executive exemption covers those employees normally thought of as managers. If you believe you […]