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Workplace Security: North Carolina

Workplace Security requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Leanne Coffman


  • North Carolina has not adopted the Uniform Trade Secret Act. However, the state governs misappropriation of trade secrets under the North Carolina Trade Secrets Protection Act. See Trade Secrets.
  • North Carolina requires specific actions and notification to affected residents if a data breach occurs. See Security Breaches.
  • North Carolina is a Shall Issue state, meaning that officials must issue a concealed handgun permit (CCW) to applicants meeting the state's qualifications. See Guns and Weapons in the Workplace.
  • By reference, North Carolina has adopted the federal OSHA standards for emergency action plans. See Emergency Plans and Emergency Closings.