North Carolina Hours Worked




Hours worked

North Carolina laws require employer to pay employees for all hours worked. Hours worked is defined as all the time an employee is employed. NC Statute 95-25.2(8).



Workweek

North Carolina laws define a workweek as 168 consecutive hours. NC Statute 95-25.2(8).



Waiting time

North Carolina laws do not specifically address when employers must count time spent by employees waiting as hours worked for purposes of its minimum wage and overtime requirements. North Carolina looks to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding waiting time for guidance. NC Admin. Code 13-12.0103




On-call time

North Carolina laws do not specifically address when employers must count time spent by employees on-call as hours worked for purposes of its minimum wage and overtime requirements. North Carolina looks to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding on-call time for guidance. NC Admin. Code 13-12.0103



Sleeping time

North Carolina laws do not specifically address when employers must count time spent by employees sleeping as hours worked for purposes of its minimum wage and overtime requirements. North Carolina looks to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding sleeping time for guidance. NC Admin. Code 13-12.0103



Travel time

North Carolina laws does not specifically address when employers must count time spent by employees traveling as hours worked for purposes of its minimum wage and overtime requirements. North Carolina looks to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding travel time for guidance. NC Admin. Code 13-12.0103



Meeting, lecture, and training time

North Carolina laws do not specifically address when employers must count time spent by employees at meetings, lectures, and training as hours worked for purposes of its minimum wage and overtime requirements. North Carolina looks to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding meeting, lecture, and training time for guidance. NC Admin. Code 13-12.0103



Show up or reporting time

North Carolina laws do not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.