Q. One of our field technicians is consistently late in providing her time sheets. This interferes with promptly billing our customers for work performed. Can we delay paying this employee as an incentive to submit her time sheets on time?
A. No. The North Carolina requires employers to pay their employees on the regular pay schedule. It does not permit withholding wages as a form of discipline.
You must use your normal discipline system to deal with the tardy submission of time sheets.