North Carolina Unpaid Commissions Attorney

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Most commonly associated with the sales industry, employees earning commissions have unique rights from regular wage jobs. They can vary depending on commission structure. Commissions come in the form of a flat rate, a percentage of a transaction, or even a performance benchmark. Regardless of the commission structure, workers deserve fair compensation for their hard […]

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 […]

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) […]

Off Duty, On Duty, and On-Call | Apex Employment Wages Attorneys

Employees are entitled to compensation when “on duty.” This can be difficult to define since employees can be “on duty” if when inactive. For example, truck drivers who have to wait near the job site for goods to be loaded on his truck would be on duty, even though he is not actually working. The […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]