March 19, 2018

NC Governor Signs Executive Order Establishing Worker Misclassification Task Force

Raleigh, NC – Gov. Bev Perdue today issued Executive Order 125 establishing a task force on employee misclassification. The purpose of this task force is to enhance coordination and communication among various state agencies, and to identify effective mechanisms to combat unlawful practices like employee misclassification that harm workers.

“We must make sure that all facets of state government work together cooperatively,” Gov. Perdue said. “I am expecting this task force to cut through any red tape and make any recommendations needed to protect workers,”

The Task Force will strive to: (a) protect the health, safety and benefits of workers; (b) eliminate any competitive advantage currently enjoyed by businesses who violate the law; and (c) educate employers and employees regarding applicable legal requirements relevant to the practice of employee misclassification.

The Task Force will include heads of various state agencies or their designees and representatives of other entities possessing expertise on these issues.

Source: NC Governor’s Office

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