Wage and Hour Claims
If you are an hourly worker, you may wonder whether you have been properly compensated for your overtime work. Fortunately, both federal and North Carolina law set minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and other standards that protect your right to fair compensation.
Most workers are entitled to a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, but this rate does not apply to every employee. For instance, those who receive tips – like restaurant servers – receive a lower hourly pay. Overtime pay is generally available for most workers at a rate of one and a half times the regular hourly rate with some exceptions (like time worked on weekends or holidays).
If you suspect you are not being paid an adequate wage, consult an attorney to ensure you are being treated fairly. Our firm is experienced in representing workers across industries in a variety of wage-related claims in North Carolina courts. Contact us if you have questions or would like to set up a consultation.