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Overtime: North Carolina

Overtime requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Connie Carrigan, Smith Debnam


  • With limited exceptions, North Carolina's overtime rate is the same as the federal rate. See Overtime Provisions.
  • Overtime pay is required after a longer workweek for employees of seasonable amusement and recreational establishments. See Overtime Provisions.