Minimum Wage: North Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Connie Carrigan, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP
- North Carolina's minimum wage rate is the same as the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
- North Carolina employers may withhold or divert wages of employees, but only under certain conditions. See Deductions Above the Minimum Wage.
- North Carolina employers may claim a credit against the minimum wage for tipped employees and for board and lodging they provide to employees. See Tip Credit and Board, Lodging and Other Facilities.
- There are several categories of individuals to whom employers may pay subminimum wage rates of a certain percentage of the minimum wage. See Subminimum Wages.