Bill Summaries: H831 NC FAIR WAGE ACT.

  • Summary date: Apr 17 2019 - More information

    Enacts new Article 2B, North Carolina Fair Wage Act, in GS Chapter 95. The proposed section defines employer to include the State and local political subdivisions and every person who employs more than five employees. The act requires an employer to pay equal wages to its employees regardless of gender when the work performed is the same quantity and quality of the same classification of work. The act allows for a variation in wages between employees based on factors other than gender, such as seniority, ability, skill, or difference in duties when exercised in good faith. Provides that an employer may neither reduce an employee’s wages to comply with this act nor retaliate against any employee who seeks redress. Complaints are to be filed with and investigated by the Department of Labor. Employees may recover the balance of wages due plus attorney fees provided a civil action is instituted within two years after the alleged violation is discovered.

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