Wage Payment Laws
Wage payment issues are covered by the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (the “WHA”) and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”). Both acts allow for essentially the same remedies and have the same general requirements, but they cover different types of employees.
Both the WHA and the FLSA require that employers pay overtime for employees working more than forty hours in a week, that employers pay minimum wage, and that employers make timely payments to employees on a regular schedule, among other things.
Employees may file WHA and FLSA claims with the North Carolina Department of Labor and United States Department of Labor, respectively. Alternatively, employees may bring their case directly to court. Prevailing employees in WHA and FLSA claims may recover back pay (with “double damages” for willful violations), attorney’s fees, and court costs.
For answers to your wave payment, Wage and Hour Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act questions and to set up a consultation, call a Hensel Law attorney today at (336) 218-6466.