Department of Labor
VortexWTVD.jpg
NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:36pm.

North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically.

Full Story »
web_still.jpg
Pender Co. company earns top honor for commitment to worker safety
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 4:00pm.

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 »
houseofraeford.jpg
House of Raeford to pay fine for child labor violations at Teachey plant
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:52am.

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 »
bsltn.JPG
FIRST ON 3: Boiling Spring Lakes subject of workplace violence complaint
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 4:20pm.

Boiling Spring Lakes is under the microscope after receiving a workplace violence complaint from the NC Department of Labor.

Full Story »
Workers cheated out of nearly $5M in unpaid work
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 4:49pm.

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 »
ilmunemployment100.jpg
Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 3:17pm.

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 »
Burlington company faces fines for worker deaths
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 8:21am.

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 »
trouble-shooters175.jpg
TROUBLESHOOTERS: Worker owed money finally finds boss on TV
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 2:58pm.

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 »
troubleshooters100.jpg
TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATE: Camp director's claims not true
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 3:45pm.

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 »
suttonplant300.jpg
FIRST ON 3: State fines Progress Energy for death at Wilmington plant
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 9:38pm.

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 »