Employee Exemption Classes Under the FLSA

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All employees are either “exempt” or “non-exempt” under the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Non-exempt employees must be paid minimum wages and overtime compensation while non-exempt employees do not need to be paid overtime, and depending on the exemption, minimum wage. Contrary to popular belief, just because […]

Determining Number of Hours Worked by an Employee

The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act and Fair Labor Standards Act require employees to be paid at a rate not less than minimum wage for each hour worked. Employees are required to be paid overtime at a rate of not less than one and one half of the employee’s regular rate for each hour […]