Wage and Hour Complaints

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 have questions regarding working hours and pay, contact the Wage and Hour Bureau at 1-800-625-2267.

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.

Workplace Safety and Health Complaints

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.

Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Complaints

For employment discrimination complaints, use this online form to determine if you have a valid complaint or call the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Bureau at at 1-800-625-2267.

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 and Violations

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 (work permits) or request a presentation on the youth employment requirements, please contact the Wage and Hour Bureau at 1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267). 

Elevator and Amusement Safety Concerns

Safety concerns regarding elevators, escalators, amusement devices, aerial tramways, or other related equipment in the state of NC can be reported online or by calling 1-800-625-2267 or 919-707-7927.

Ask Legal Affairs

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