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April 2, 2018

I own my own business. Can I give comp time to my employees instead of paying them time and one-half overtime pay?

According to Christine Ryan, administrator for the Wage and Hour Bureau of the North Carolina Department of Labor, the answer is “No. A private business cannot give comp time in lieu of paying the time and one-half overtime pay for the hours worked by non-exempt employees in excess of 40 in a workweek. You may be thinking of government employers in the public sector, who are allowed under federal labor law to give their employees time and one-half comp time hours for the hou...

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