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Terms of Employment: North Carolina

Terms of Employment requirements for other states

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

Author: Jessica Sussman; Christine P. Corrigan, CPC Writing Services


  • North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on certain protected characteristics. See North Carolina Antidiscrimination Laws.
  • North Carolina employees are presumed to be at-will. See At-Will Employment.
  • North Carolina courts enforce restrictive covenants if the terms are reasonable and necessary to protect certain business interests of the employer. See Restrictive Covenants.