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North Carolina Employment

In North Carolina, like anywhere else, employment plays a main role in people’s lives. Employment is a vital part of society and North Carolina labor laws equalize the bargaining power between employer and employees in order to maintain a balance and satisfying environment for society.

Union affiliation of employed wage and s

Beginning in January 2003, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers exluded are all self-employed workers regardless of whether in North Carolina
Total Employed 2003. 3,576
Total Members of unions 111
Percent of Employed 3.1
Total Employed Represented by Unions 135
Persent Total Employed 2004 3.8
Total Employed 2004. 3,549
Total Members of unions 97
Percent of Employed 2.7
Total Employed Represented by Unions 127
Persent of Total Employed 2004 3.6

Source: U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor laws in North Carolina primarily regulate the relationship between employers and unions and grant employees the rights to engage in certain activities, such as strikes, to have their demands fulfilled. North Carolina workers rely on labor laws to rectify unfair employment practices. Our North Carolina labor law lawyers have dealt with various cases protecting each worker's and employer’s rights in order to maintain a fair relationship between both parties.

Our North Carolina labor law lawyers specialize in all aspects of labor law and possess solid knowledge concerning:

  • Arbitration / grievances / mediation
  • Business immigration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment class action defense
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike support
  • Supervisor training
  • Workplace security
  • Wrongful discharge

Maintaining an equal and fair employee/employer relationship should be in everybody’s interest. If you have any questions, or if you are concerned that one of your rights as a North Carolina worker or employer has been violated, contact one of our North Carolina labor law lawyers immediately.

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Labor Dept. Expands Overtime Laws

AUDIO, RM, 44Kbps, 4:09, 4/20/2004

The Bush administration releases new rules governing which employees have the right to receive overtime pay. While not as far-reaching as some lawmakers had desired, the central revision raises the threshold for overtime from workers earning $65,000 to those making $100,000.
Source: NPR


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Employment Topics

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Mediation
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike Support
  • Wrongful Discharge

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Employment Terms


A possession of value, usually measured in terms of money.


A rate of increase in the general price level of all goods and services. (This should not be confused with increases in the prices of specific goods relative to the prices of other goods.)

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation system (Nasdaq)

An automated information network that provides brokers and dealers with price quotations on the approximately 5,000 most active securities traded over the counter.

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