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How to File a REDA Complaint in North Carolina

North Carolina has several laws protecting employees regarding safety, preventing discrimination, fair pay, and fair work opportunities. Suppose your employer fires or punishes you for speaking out against a violation of your employee rights. In that case, you can file a complaint under the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) to get your job back or recoup your financial losses. ...

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NC Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) Overview

If you are an at-will employee in North Carolina, your employer can terminate or punish you for almost any reason. At-will employment can be uncertain and scary, but this employer’s right is not absolute. The North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) forbids employers from firing or taking adverse employment actions against employees who exercise their rights in the...

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Guide to North Carolina Employment Discrimination Laws

You may be entitled to compensation if you have been discriminated against in the workplace. In North Carolina, federal and state laws protect employees from certain disparate treatment and unlawful discrimination. At EMP Law, our Winston-Salem and Charlotte employment discrimination lawyers can help you initiate a legal claim against your employer if you have been mistreated. This post examines the fundamentals of employment...

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Overtime Laws in North Carolina

Your time and labor are valuable. They are even more valuable when you work overtime. Make sure you receive every cent your work is worth by understanding the overtime laws in North Carolina. And if your employer does not pay by the rules, you can recover everything you are owed by speaking to EMP Law’s experienced employment attorneys.  With offices...

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What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in North Carolina?

North Carolina and federal statutes outlaw harassment in the workplace and provide remedies for employees suffering in hostile work environments. But while kindness and civility should be the prevailing culture in every workspace, the law does not prohibit every disrespectful encounter. So how can you tell when behavior at work has tipped into illegal harassment and hostility? We can...

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How to Sue Your Employer for Unpaid Wages in North Carolina

However many benefits you receive from your job, the main benefit your employer must provide is proper payment. After all, getting paid is the reason most of us work. Unfortunately, many employers fail to honor their most basic obligation to compensate their employees. In 2021, the U.S. Wage and Hour Division recovered more than $230 million in unpaid wages for...

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Examples of Workplace Retaliation in North Carolina

Workers have a right to engage in employment without fearing the consequences if they resist sexual harassment or complain of racial discrimination. Unfortunately, these and other unfair and unjust practices occur in workplaces throughout North Carolina. In this post, the EMP Law team explores laws protecting workers against retaliation and provides examples of workplace retaliation. Our experienced employment lawyers...

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Guide to North Carolina Non-Compete Agreement Laws

When you work for a company, you may receive more than your salary and benefits. You may also learn a host of new skills and have access to proprietary information about how the company operates. Because of this, employers often ask for you to sign a non-compete agreement in NC as a condition of working for them. Under the...

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Guide to Wrongful Termination in North Carolina

Financial and employment security is vital to having a stable life and providing for yourself and your loved ones. An employer who fires you for illegal reasons jeopardizes that stability, and you may have a legal claim against them. You can file a wrongful termination lawsuit in North Carolina to enforce your rights and receive fair compensation.  At EMP...

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Can I Sue for Unpaid Overtime in North Carolina?

If you worked overtime and have not been paid by your employer, you may have a compensation claim. If you believe your North Carolina employer is not paying overtime wages appropriately, EMP Law can help. We have a long history of success in representing clients facing all types of employment issues, including unpaid overtime lawsuits.  Give our North Carolina employment...

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