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 […]

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 […]