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In Charlotte, like anywhere else, employment plays a main role in people’s lives. Employment is a vital part of society and Charlotte labor laws equalize the bargaining power between employer and employees in order to maintain a balance and satisfying environment for society.

Union affiliation of employed wage and s

Beginning in January 2003, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers exluded are all self-employed workers regardless of whether in North Carolina
Total Employed 2003. 3,576
Total Members of unions 111
Percent of Employed 3.1
Total Employed Represented by Unions 135
Persent Total Employed 2004 3.8
Total Employed 2004. 3,549
Total Members of unions 97
Percent of Employed 2.7
Total Employed Represented by Unions 127
Persent of Total Employed 2004 3.6

Source: U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor laws in Charlotte primarily regulate the relationship between employers and unions and grant employees the rights to engage in certain activities, such as strikes, to have their demands fulfilled. Charlotte workers rely on labor laws to rectify unfair employment practices. Our Charlotte labor law lawyers have dealt with various cases protecting each worker's and employer’s rights in order to maintain a fair relationship between both parties.

Our Charlotte labor law lawyers specialize in all aspects of labor law and possess solid knowledge concerning:

  • Arbitration / grievances / mediation
  • Business immigration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment class action defense
  • Employment counseling
  • Employment litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike support
  • Supervisor training
  • Workplace security
  • Wrongful discharge

Maintaining an equal and fair employee/employer relationship should be in everybody’s interest. If you have any questions, or if you are concerned that one of your rights as a Charlotte worker or employer has been violated, contact one of our Charlotte labor law lawyers immediately.

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Labor Dept. Expands Overtime Laws

AUDIO, RM, 44Kbps, 4:09, 4/20/2004

The Bush administration releases new rules governing which employees have the right to receive overtime pay. While not as far-reaching as some lawmakers had desired, the central revision raises the threshold for overtime from workers earning $65,000 to those making $100,000.
Source: NPR


News about Labor Law cases in Charlotte and nationwide:

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Issues Multiple Safety Citations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $56,000 in fines against industrial gear manufactu... Read more >

Job Bias Charges Edged Up In 2006, EEOC Reports

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last year received a total of 75,768 discrimination charges against private sector employer... Read more >

U.S. Department of Labor’s June Employment Report

“Today’s employment report from the Labor Department shows that for the 34th consecutive month, the economy continues to expand and create job oppo... Read more >

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Employment Topics

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor relations
  • Mediation
  • Occupational safety & health
  • Strike Support
  • Wrongful Discharge

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Employment Terms


Money earned on stock holdings; usually, it represents a share of profits paid in proportion to the share of ownership.

Wrongful termination

In addition to "at will employment" courts have extended the measures to protect a worker's job and have set certain guidelines for terminating employees.


Also referred to as Wagner Act, this was the first substantial effort by the federal government to reshape the balance of power between labor and management in the U.S.

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