File a Wage Complaint

In order for the N.C. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Bureau to assist an employee with a wage dispute, a complaint must be filed

If you feel you are being discriminated against based on age (over 40 years of age), race, sex, religion, national origin, color, disability or pregnancy, please call the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 1-800-669-4000 and you will be connected to the closest EEOC office.

File a Workplace Safety and Health Complaint

If you feel that your working conditions are unsafe or unhealthy, a complaint can be filed either online or by phone at 1-800-625-2267. Please note that a complaint must be filed before an onsite investigation of alleged workplace conditions can be initiated.

NCDOL Toll-Free Phone Number

1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267)

NCDOL Mailing Address

1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1101

NCDOL Physical Address

4 W Edenton Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27603

Youth Employment Questions

If you would like to report a youth employment violation, inquire about the youth employment certificate process, ask any further questions pertaining to youth employment or request a presentation on the youth employment requirements, please contact 1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267).

Ask Legal Affairs

Please be advised that Legal Affairs is prohibited from providing legal advice to members of the public. If you have general questions regarding NCDOL, you may contact Legal Affairs at:  


Inquiries about workplace safety and health requirements and concerns can be submitted to Ask OSH through the online form, by email to, or by phone at 919-707-7876.

Questions regarding working hours and pay and youth work permits should be directed to the Wage and Hour Bureau by phone at 1-800-625-2267.