Governor of North Carolina Signs E.O. on Worker Misclassification

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s new executive order establishes an “Employee Classification Section” within the state’s Industrial Commission that will oversee employee misclassification enforcement by receiving reports of employee misclassification and referring those reports to appropriate state agencies for further action.  The yet to be appointed new Director must publish an annual report to the Office of the Governor concerning the Section’s activities, including the number of reports of employee misclassification received, the number and amount of back taxes, wages, benefits, penalties, or other monies assessed, the amount of back taxes, wages, benefits, penalties, or other monies collected, and the number of cases referred to each State agency.

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