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Understanding North Carolina Law

Recover Unpaid Wages

The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act protects employees from a number of wage violations, including bonuses and commissions, and Miller Law Group is dedicated to making sure you recover everything you are owed. Under North Carolina law, wages include compensation for labor or services as well as the reasonable cost of furnishing you with board, lodging or other facilities. Wages also extend to sick pay, vacation pay, severance pay, commissions, bonuses, and other amounts promised by an employer’s policies. If you feel you are owed appropriate compensation from your employer, please contact us for a free consultation.

A wage lawyer understands the intricacies of the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act  (NCWHA) and can help you hold your employer responsible for any violations. We are committed to ensuring employees receive all wages they are entitled to, including bonuses, commissions, vacation pay, or any other compensation you may be owed. Don’t let employers take advantage of your hard work and dedication — contact Miller Law Group today and protect your rights.

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North Carolina Wage and Hour Act

Understanding Your Rights

The North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) is a state law that establishes several important protections for employees, including stipulations about wage pay. Under the NCWHA, employers are obligated to pay all wages, tips, and bonuses that have been agreed upon, and these payments must occur when they are due. These wage protections apply to all employees, even those earning significantly more than the minimum wage.

Crucially, the NCWHA prohibits employers from unilaterally changing an employee’s rate of compensation without giving advance notice. This means that before altering your wage, your employer needs to inform you of the change in advance, thereby giving you a fair opportunity to decide whether you wish to continue working under the new pay rate.

If you believe your employer has violated the terms of the NCWHA, such as failing to pay agreed-upon wages or altering your pay without notification, you can seek legal recourse. The experienced wage attorneys at Miller Law Group are well-versed in the intricacies of the NCWHA and are ready to assist you in protecting your rights and securing your rightful compensation.

Fair Labor Standards Act

Uncovering Your Rights Under the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) plays a vital role in wage disputes, acting as a federal law safeguard to ensure employees are compensated fairly for their labor. This includes establishing a federal minimum wage that employers are required to honor, along with creating guidelines for overtime, record-keeping, and youth employment.

If an employer violates any provisions set forth by the FLSA, such as refusing to pay the legal minimum wage or denying rightful overtime pay, employees have the right to engage in a wage dispute. The FLSA allows for employees to recover back pay from their employers for up to two years of wage violations, or three years if the violation is willful. Moreover, the FLSA contains provisions that protect employees from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law. This is significant, as it allows employees to seek justice for wage theft without fear of being disciplined, demoted, or fired.

Understanding the FLSA and how it applies to wage disputes can be complex. Therefore, if you believe your rights under the FLSA have been violated, it’s advisable to consult with an experienced employment attorney who can help you navigate the intricacies of these labor laws. At Miller Law Group, our team of skilled attorneys can provide the necessary guidance and representation to ensure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.

What Is Wage Theft?

And Why It’s Important to Have an Attorney On Your Side

Wage theft is a serious violation of workers’ rights, often leaving hardworking individuals without the full compensation they have rightfully earned. This can manifest in various forms, such as employers refusing to pay overtime, withholding tips, or pressuring employees to work off the clock. When confronted with such situations, it’s crucial to have experienced legal representation on your side.

Miller Law Group is equipped with a team of wage lawyers, highly skilled in handling wage theft cases. We understand the nuances of both the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, and we’re committed to ensuring our clients are treated fairly and receive the compensation they’re entitled to. If you’re a victim of wage theft, we’ll thoroughly investigate your case, guide you through the complex legal process, and advocate fiercely on your behalf to protect your rights and secure your unpaid wages.

Don’t let wage theft go unchecked. Miller Law Group is here to help. You’ve earned your wage, and we’re here to ensure you receive every penny.

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At Miller Law Group, PLLC, we are driven by a steadfast commitment to achieving justice for individuals who have experienced injustices in their personal or professional lives. Our dedicated team of legal professionals understands the importance of providing comprehensive and personalized legal representation to our clients.

When you choose Miller Law Group, PLLC, you can expect compassionate guidance, zealous advocacy, and a relentless pursuit of justice on your behalf. We are committed to standing up for your rights and ensuring that your voice is heard. To learn more about our services or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today. We look forward to making you a part of our team.

About Miller Law Group

Highly Skilled Wage Dispute Lawyers

Miller Law Group is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, dedicated to championing the rights and freedoms of individuals. Our firm comprises a team of highly skilled and experienced wage dispute lawyers. We are driven by a commitment to justice and are passionate about representing clients facing adversity at work. With over 150 years of combined experience, our award-winning attorneys have a proven track record of tackling employment law cases. Our firm is not just about work; we have a deep love for our community and invest time and resources in serving and uplifting Raleigh. At Miller Law Group, our aim is to provide exceptional service and to partner with our clients in navigating their legal journeys.