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Maternity & Paternity Leave Laws in North Carolina

Are you welcoming a new child into your family? If you are, you are probably full of excitement and questions. The big question is, How do you balance work with pregnancy or a new baby? Many employees have rights to unpaid leave and job protection, while others have rights to North Carolina paid family leave.  Understanding your rights as...

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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.  Call (336)...

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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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Independent Contractor vs. Employee in North Carolina

It is more common than you might think for employers to misclassify employees as independent contractors. The misclassification may be due to a genuine mistake, lack of knowledge of the law, or it could be intentional. If you reside and work in North Carolina and suspect your employer has misclassified you as an independent contractor, you should know your...

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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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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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North Carolina Rest and Meal Break Laws

Work is rewarding, but it can also be exhausting. So what do North Carolina labor laws say about breaks during the workday? Unfortunately, there are very few federal or NC labor laws about breaks at work. In fact, neither federal nor North Carolina labor laws require employers to give employees rest or meal breaks if they are over the...

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At-Will Employment Laws in North Carolina

When it comes to employment, is North Carolina an at-will state? Yes, it is. Fortunately, there are some exceptions to this employment rule, and EMP Law can champion your rights. Let’s look at what North Carolina at-will employment means and your legal rights against job termination.  For immediate assistance with your employment matter, please contact us online or call...

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