North Carolina Questions and Answers

I signed a noncompete with my company when I was a full time employee. I then resigned. I did work a few shifts as a PRN employee over the course of the next year. I did not sign a new contract. Is my noncompete still valid?
I initially signed on as a full time physician at a local practice. When I signed on I signed a non-compete clause for a time period of one year post termination. I resigned over a year ago. However, ...
1 answer  |  asked Sep 3, 2019 1:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

Should I submit a counter offer to the severance package my company has offered.
I was recently laid off by my company in North Carolina. I have 45 days to review and sign the severance package. The question I have is should I counter for more severance pay, they have given me the...
1 answer  |  asked Oct 2, 2016 08:54 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

Can a company have an independent contract sign a non-compete in Indiana?
I am interviewing a candidate -- who was a 1099 for another company. He was released.
1 answer  |  asked Sep 7, 2016 2:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

Non-Compete for an unpaid Independent Contractor
I direct pageants- I was presented with a contract with a company after 9 months of hosting pageants for them.... I had invested 1,000's of dollars on signage and other items so when I was presented t...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 29, 2016 02:49 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

I left my company after 18 years to work for another company. The company I left had a vacation policy that states that they pay all vacation for the full year when a person quits as long as they have been with the company over 10 years and are over 50 ye
Been with company 18 years. Left for new job. Old policy states that they pay vacation when you terminate employment if you have been with company over 10 years and are over 50 years old. I am 52. I w...
1 answer  |  asked Jul 26, 2016 06:19 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

I work 42.5 hours a week, and I only get paid for 1.5 hours of overtime. Is that okay, and if not, what should I do?
I work in a family-owned restaurant. It is my first job, so I'm not clear on the laws of overtime. I work 8.5 hours a day, on a 5 day workweek, which adds up to 42.5. My pay stub says I'm getting paid...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 20, 2016 11:06 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

My employer is denying me vacation days against what is stated in my employee handbook. Is it worth it to go through a legal process to try to get my rightfully earned 2 days?
Hire date 10-7-2014. The handbook states: ....eligible for paid vacation as outlined below: 1. After ninety(90) days of employment and before one hundred eighty(180) days one(1) day of paid vacation. ...
1 answer  |  asked Oct 27, 2015 11:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

Is it legal to take away vacation time for not completing ridiculous mandatory overtime requirements?
My wife is with a company that has mandatory overtime requirements of 8-10 hours per week on a consistent basis. It seems to me they are just avoiding investing in more employees to cover the work the...
1 answer  |  asked Oct 27, 2015 10:05 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

I was given a job in NC 2 years ago with a specific contract stating my pay rate. My employer is not wanting to amend that contract with a 20% reduction in pay- I would not have accepted this salary and moved from MS if this was the original offer. I sign
I was offered a job in NC in July 2013 while residing in MS. I was given a significant pay raise and accepted the job and signed a non compete agreeement. After 2 years, my employer has informed me th...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 29, 2015 10:03 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

For Intermittent FMLA - can your employer make you take your PTO time?
I have been approved for up to 3 days a month for intermittent FMLA. My employer has been making me use PTO/Vacation Days when I am out. I thought FMLA was an unpaid day (if needed) to secure your pos...
1 answer  |  asked May 18, 2015 2:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

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