North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuits: Sue for Overtime Pay
North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuits: Sue for Unpaid Overtime

North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuits: Sue for Unpaid Overtime

If you are a North Carolina employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a North Carolina unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.

Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.

Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.

North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

Related North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

North Carolina Restaurant Agrees to Pay Back Overtime to Workers and Settle Lawsuit

A North Carolina restaurant recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company violated several provisions of federal labor and wage laws, including failure to pay overtime wages to several employees.

Federal Judge Approves $1.6 Million Settlement in Snyder’s-Lance Overtime Pay Lawsuit

A federal judge recently approved a settlement between North Carolina-based Snyder’s-Lance pretzel company and over 100 delivery drivers at the company’s Tennessee operations site to resolve claims that the company systematically underpaid workers.

North Carolina Food Distribution Company Agrees to Pay Workers Over $136,000 in Back Wages

A North Carolina-based food distribution company recently struck a deal with federal investigators to pay back dozens of employees for uncompensated wages after regulators determined the company violated several provisions of federal wage and labor laws

North Carolina Health Care Workers Press on With Federal Class Action Lawsuit to Recover Unpaid Overtime

GREENSBORO, NC — A federal judge recently ruled an unpaid overtime lawsuit against North Carolina health care provider Cardinal Innovations can proceed as a class action to allow other similarly-affected workers to join the claim and potentially recover their lost wages.

Landscapers Settle Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit for $4.8 Million

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hundreds of landscapers in an unpaid overtime collective action lawsuit recently secured a substantial $4.8 million settlement to resolve claims with their former employer over allegations that the defendant failed to pay overtime and other wages under federal labor laws.

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Courts For Filing North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuits

An unpaid overtime pay lawsuit is generally filed in the federal court or state circuit county court where the employer is located. In many cases, a large employer may have a number of offices, factories, hospitals, or warehouses throughout the State of North Carolina. In these situations, the lawsuit is usually filed in the county in which the employee worked at the time that overtime wages were not being paid. Federal court cases are filed at a specific district court in each state.

The Federal Courts in North Carolina are located in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Statesville, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem.  Most federal courts required that all lawsuits and legal pleadings be e-filed and there are strict procedures for filing court documents. There are court fees for both filing court documents and often for viewing court documents.

Most class action lawsuits (“collective action”) are filed in the federal courts. In some circumstances, a case may be filed in the county circuit court. The circuit county filing requirements often vary in each circuit court county courthouse throughout the state of North Carolina.

North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuit Compensation

The compensation sought in a North Carolina overtime pay lawsuit is money for the unpaid wages owed by the employer to the employee. Successful claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can date back several years before the filing of the lawsuit and in many cases the employee can receive double the amount of back pay. Liquidated damages may also be allowed and many courts award the employee attorney’s fees, litigation expenses, and interest.

Commonly Asked North Carolina Overtime Lawsuit Questions

You probably have questions about overtime pay lawsuits. Our legal team will answer all of your questions and concerns, including:

  • How do I file an North Carolina unpaid overtime lawsuit?
  • How far back can I claim wages under the FLSA in a wage and hour lawsuit?
  • Who is the best employment lawyer to file my overtime pay case?
  • What are the legal fees for an overtime attorney?
  • Can I join the class action overtime lawsuit against my company?
  • What damages can I sue for in an FLSA case?
  • How long does it take for an overtime lawsuit from start to finish?

How To File Your North Carolina Overtime Pay Lawsuit

Our experienced team of employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. There area strict time deadlines under the statute of limitations for filing a claim. Your case will be lost forever if you wait too long to get started.

To file your North Carolina overtime lawsuit, you should contact our experienced attorneys now at (855) 754-2795 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review box on this page and an attorney will contact you shortly to explain your legal rights to you.

North Carolina Legal Resources

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State Bar Member Directory

Duke University Law School Library

Our employment law lawyers file unpaid overtime pay lawsuits throughout the entire State of North Carolina, including: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Cary, Fayetteville, High Point, Wilmington, Greenville, Jacksonville, Mecklenburg County, Wake County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Cumberland County, Durham County, Buncombe County, Gaston County, New Hanover County, Union County, and Cabarrus County.

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