Hire Employees in North Carolina

(Last Updated On: December 23, 2017)

State Payroll Taxes

State Income Taxes – The North Carolina Department of Revenue outlines state income tax withholding requirements here.

State Unemployment Taxes – Unemployment insurance must also be paid by employers to the state of North Carolina. Information on state unemployment insurance can be found on the North Carolina Department of Employment Security website.

Employment Laws

Employers should understand the various regulations and laws pertaining to employees. If you plan to hire employees, learn the rules that apply to your business. Federal laws, depending on your sales volume and number of employees, may supersede state laws. Consult with the state and federal Departments of Labor to learn more. If you are unsure of your obligations, an attorney’s guidance can be useful in assisting you to meet legal requirements.

U.S. Department of Labor
North Carolina Department of Labor

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

All employers, regardless of the number of employees, should contact the North Carolina Industrial Commission to determine if they are legally obligated to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees.

Workers compensation insurance is purchased by the employer from an insurance provider. Employers must also comply with workplace posting requirements and must comply with procedural and documentation requirements in the event of an accident in the workplace.