Employers sometimes incorrectly call their employees independent contractors instead of employees. This is called misclassification.
Publication Type: Know Your Rights
A growing number of employers in North Carolina are using J-1 workers to replace other employees. These workers come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa sponsored by a cultural exchange agency, and are placed with employers for a temporary period.
Immigrant workers are protected by the same laws as other workers in the United States. This is true even if you are undocumented.
s of January 1, 2015, most of the approximately 2 million home know health workers will finally have the right to be paid the minimum wage and overtime after the US Department of Labor updated “companionship regulations” to close a loophole that has excluded them from these basic protections for decades.
You have the right to information from your employer about: Chemicals used at work Injuries and illnesses that happened at work to co‐workers …
You may be entitled to time off from work when a child is born, when a family member is ill, or when you have a serious health condition. FMLA is a federal law that guarantees eligible workers the right to unpaid time off. This leave time is job protected, meaning you cannot be fired when you take this time off.
Two federal laws protect female employees from compensation discrimination: the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which makes it illegal to discriminate based on sex in employment.
Some employers use a computer system called E-Verify to check your documents when you apply for work. An employer should only do this after he or she has offered you a job.
In general, private‐sector employment in North Carolina is “at will.” This means that an employer is free to fire an employee for any reason or no reason at all.
Non-compete agreements are employment contracts that prohibit employees from taking similar jobs or creating their own compelling businesses within a specific geographic area and/or time frame after they leave their current job.