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Types of Employers: North Carolina

Types of Employers requirements for other states

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

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Each North Carolina law may define employer differently based on variables such as number of employees, industry and more. See Defining an Employer in North Carolina.
  • Under North Carolina law, a franchisee and employees of a franchisee are not considered to be employees of a franchisor for any purpose. See Franchisor Protection Law.