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Wage and Hour Bureau

Consumer Services
  • 4 West Edenton Street
  • Raleigh, NC
  • 27601
  • (800) 625-2267
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Responsible for enforcement of the N.C. Wage and Hour Act, Controlled Substance Examination Regulation Act, Private Personnel Services Act and the Job Listing Services Act. The Bureau uses a combination of education and outreach efforts and regulatory investigations to assure compliance with these laws. Includes employee protections for minimum wage and overtime payments, payment of amounts promised where not required by law, youth employment and record keeping. Minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour and increases with changes in the federal minimum wage. Overtime is based on hours actually worked in a workweek and is generally paid for hours in excess of 40. Some exemptions and alternate methods of calculation are allowed. Youth employment certificates are required for all youth under the age of 18, restrictions on hours of work and occupations apply to youth under 18. Some exemptions are allowed for public sector, domestic, and agricultural employers., Part of the US and NC labor Departments, this division regulates and enforces the North Carolina Wage and Hours Act covering minimum wage, overtime, youth employment, payments of amounts promised where not required by law, as well as promised benefits such as vacation, holiday, and sick pay. Investigates worker complaints and collects back wages due to employees and protects young people under the age of 18 from working in unsafe conditions., Also responsible for enforcement of the Controlled Substance Examination Regulation Act, Private Personnel Services Act and the Job Listing Services Act. The Bureau uses a combination of education and outreach efforts and regulatory investigations to assure compliance with these laws.

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4 West Edenton Street
Raleigh NC 27601
(800) 625-2267