Dale Folwell http://wunc.org en Department Of Labor Tells NC To Stop Providing Confidential Jobless Information http://wunc.org/post/department-labor-tells-nc-stop-providing-confidential-jobless-information <p></p><p></p><p>The state Division of Employment Security has the OK from the U.S. Department of&nbsp; Labor to stop providing attorneys with hearing notices of unemployed workers.</p><p>Attorneys say that having access to notices of&nbsp; jobless workers who are preparing to face-off with their former employer over benefits helps both parties.&nbsp; It’s business for the attorney and counsel for the claimant.</p><p>But word from the the Department of Labor calls on DES to cease the practice of providing such confidential information.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:59:18 +0000 Leoneda Inge 35244 at http://wunc.org Department Of Labor Tells NC To Stop Providing Confidential Jobless Information Some Wait Three Weeks For Initial Unemployment Checks http://wunc.org/post/some-wait-three-weeks-initial-unemployment-checks <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Thousands of jobless North Carolinians have been waiting for several weeks to get their first unemployment check.&nbsp; State officials say they hope to have that back-log under control this month.</p><p>Assistant Commerce Secretary Dale Folwell heads the employment agency responsible for making sure the unemployed get their checks.</p><p>“Anytime there’s one case in our backlog, that’s one too many," said Folwell.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:45:23 +0000 Leoneda Inge 31711 at http://wunc.org Some Wait Three Weeks For Initial Unemployment Checks The Fight Over Counsel For The Unemployed http://wunc.org/post/fight-over-counsel-unemployed <p></p><p></p><p>For ten years, North Carolina attorneys have had access to a daily list of unemployed workers who are scheduled for appeal hearings.&nbsp; &nbsp;Most of these people had their unemployment claims denied and are appealing the decision.&nbsp;</p><p>But last week, the Division of Employment Security said it would no longer provide a daily list of these hearings.&nbsp; A Durham attorney is fighting back and has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Commerce and its employment division.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:34:37 +0000 Leoneda Inge 31593 at http://wunc.org The Fight Over Counsel For The Unemployed Four Seek GOP Nomination For Lt. Governor http://wunc.org/post/four-seek-gop-nomination-lt-governor <p>Four Republicans hope to do with the office of Lieutenant Governor what their party did for both houses of the General Assembly two years ago: take it away from the Democrats. Gurnal Scott reports as part of our series on the primary election campaigns.<br> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2888 at http://wunc.org