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Department of Labor

Pender Co. company earns top honor for commitment to worker safety

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videoThe NC Department of Labor awarded a Pender County company with a top honor today. Wilmington Box Company received the SHARP award for its safety and health conditions for workers. Full story...
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House of Raeford to pay fine for child labor violations at Teachey plant

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The Department of Labor says an investigation by the department's Wage and Hour Division of House of Raeford Farms Inc. found minors performing hazardous duties prohibited by the Fair Labor Standards Act's child labor provisions. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boiling Spring Lakes subject of workplace violence complaint

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Boiling Spring Lakes is under the microscope after receiving a workplace violence complaint from the NC Department of Labor. Full story...
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Workers cheated out of nearly $5M in unpaid work

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A new report from a liberal-leaning think tank says thousands of North Carolina workers are at risk of being cheated out of wages they've earned. Full story...
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Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough

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video New data from the US Labor Department show signs of hope for the job market. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits nationally dropped to its lowest since 2008. But is the Cape Fear seeing a similar situation? Full story...
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Burlington company faces fines for worker deaths

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The North Carolina Labor Department has fined a Burlington construction company for safety and health violations in the deaths of two workers in Durham. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Worker owed money finally finds boss on TV

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video If someone owes you money you can take them to small claims court. But what if that person can't be found? That's what one family was dealing with, until they watched WWAY and learned the person they were looking for was just arrested for insurance fraud. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATE: Camp director's claims not true

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video It's a program meant to keep kids off Wilmington's streets, but problems for the Student Athletic Basketball Academy keep piling up. We first told you about the program last month, when employees claimed they weren't being paid. The director had excuses, but it turns out, he may have lied. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State fines Progress Energy for death at Wilmington plant

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The North Carolina Department of Labor has fined Progress Energy after a death at the company's L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington. Cory Rogers, 24, died March 15 after hydrogen gas exploded during maintenance. READ THE CITATIONS INSIDE Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Camp workers waiting for pay, camp waiting for grant

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video Many people depend on a summer job to help pay for school. That's the reason why some students worked at a new summer camp in Wilmington. But they haven't been paid. The camp's director claims there's a reason why. Full story...
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OSHA inspection finds safety problems at Bragg

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The U.S. Labor Department has found more than 35 safety and health violations during a recent inspection at Fort Bragg, including some that exposed civilian workers to hazards such as power saw blades. Full story...
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NC textile firm sued over $145,000 in compensation

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The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a closed Lincolnton textile company, asking it to pay back nearly $145,000 into its deferred compensation plan. Full story...
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