Posts Tagged ‘labor commissioner’

Oct
2015
20

News & Observer, Political Figures Lash Out at NC Labor Commish Over Wage Theft, Misclassification

News & Observer, Political Figures Lash Out at NC Labor Commish Over Wage Theft, Misclassification
  The Charlotte News & Observer ran a feature recently titled, “The Reluctant Regulator,” which looked into the office of North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry.  If the name sounds familiar, it may be because we have covered her and her office’s unwillingness to help the state’s workers in the past.  In November of...
Sep
2015
22

NC Closes in on Misclassification Law; Former Mayor Announces Labor Commish Bid

NC Closes in on Misclassification Law; Former Mayor Announces Labor Commish Bid
  The North Carolina State Senate has passed a version of a House bill that would clamp down on employee misclassification.  The move sets up a showdown that is likely to result in compromise between the two bills.  Among the major sticking points is an exception for newspapers that would allow them to continue to [&hellip...
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Apr
2015
16

Death in Numbers: North Carolina Is Cooking the Workplace Fatality Books, Investigation Finds

Death in Numbers: North Carolina Is Cooking the Workplace Fatality Books, Investigation Finds
  A long read investigative report from The Charlotte News & Observer took a deeper look into the on-the-job fatality numbers provided by the North Carolina Department of Labor and found that due to the agency’s methods many worker deaths are withheld from the public.  According to the paper, 80 workers who died on the [&hellip...
Oct
2013
14

$664,000 Misclassification Decision Levied on Unscrupulous Sacramento Landscaper

  The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has announced that Sacramento based Green Valley Landscaping must pay $664,000 in back wages and fines to 43 workers.  The investigation, launched in May of 2012, discovered that Green Valley had 43 workers despite claiming only 10 on its payroll records. The other 33 were being...