Posts Tagged ‘cherie berry’

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...
Aug
2015
17

NC Another Step Closer to Addressing Awful History of Employee Misclassification

NC Another Step Closer to Addressing Awful History of Employee Misclassification
  Last week, the North Carolina House gave tentative approval to the “Employee Fair Classification Act”, which would curb the widespread employee misclassification that has plagued the state.  Last autumn, a McClatchy investigation found that misclassification in the construction industry alone costs the state $467 million annually. ...
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Nov
2014
25

NC’s Labor Commish Has Filed Just FOUR Wage Theft Lawsuits in FIVE Years

NC's Labor Commish Has Filed Just FOUR Wage Theft Lawsuits in FIVE Years
  The Charlotte News and Observer took a look at the North Carolina Department of Labor’s handling of wage theft claims and discovered troublesome inaction. The state’s workers, it appears, have little hope of retribution when unscrupulous employers exploit them.  Under the leadership of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, a Republican, the...