Except as exempted by NC General Statutes 87-1, 87-21, and 87-43 and NC Contractor Licensing Laws, all general construction projects with the value of $40,000 or greater and all trade construction (electrical, mechanical, and plumbing) regardless of value shall be performed by appropriately licensed contractors.
Being an employee of a licensed contractor does not qualify an individual to do work outside of the business of the employer.
When a license is required, it is not legal for any person to work as a licensed contractor unless that person is a legitimate employee and under the direction of that licensed contractor.
It is not legal for any licensed contractor to allow any employee to perform work that requires a license if that work is not directly under his/her control and/or the work is not a legitimate part of the business of that licensed contractor.
Violations of licensing laws carry significant penalties.