A Brief Note On The North Carolina Minimum Wage Essay

1247 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
from creating rules, the state law also overrides all local ordinances concerning any type of wages and accommodations. An example of how this part of the bill is effecting the minimum wage. The North Carolina minimum wage is the same as the Federal government, which is $7.25 an hour. The City of Durham was attempting to pass a minimum wage for the city of $12.33 an hour, which this part of the bill would deny the city to pass this minimum wage. This can be changed for the cities own local government employees, however, they could not force any contractors to this type of minimum wage (Sherman, 2016).
Part III of the HB2 is about the Protection of Rights in Employment and Public Accommodations ("House Bill 2," 2016). What this part of the bill did, was take away the right for people to sue an employer in state court who was fired or dismissed because of discriminatory reasons. The bill also took away the right for people to sue in state court if that person is refused some type of service based on discriminatory reasons. Even though the State of North Carolina has discrimination laws, the fact a person would have to sue in federal court and not state court makes the process even harder for the person who was discriminated against.
Brian Clark, a professor at the Charlotte School of Law, feels this law was a great mistake to put into law. He states “It creates a state-wide non-discrimination ordinance and public accommodations which we’ve never had before, which is a…

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