Uncategorized

Durham attorney wins preliminary injunction in dispute with NC unemployment agency

A Wake County Superior Court  judge has  granted a preliminary injunction that  requires the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES)  to continue making hearing notices about contested unemployment claims available as it has done for the past decade.

The case pitted Durham attorney Monica Wilson against Dale Folwell, head of the state Division of Employment Security. Last month, Folwell abruptly advised attorneys that after February 28 they would no longer be able to pick up the hearing notices on a daily basis. Instead, notices would be mailed out three times a month at a cost of $600 per month, which was twice the amount the agency previously charged.

Judge Paul Ridgeway ruled Thursday:
ruling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to read the full preliminary injunction. For more background on this story, read Policy Watch reporter Sharon McCloskey’s piece from earlier this week Gaming the system at the Division of Employment Security.

Check Also

The Week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. 12 years of negligence. 1 million gallons ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Last week, a teenager in Florida opened fire in a high school and killed 17 people. Nikolas Cruz, 19 [...]

Students, faculty and staff at UNC continue protest the Chapel Hill campus’ Confederate monument, “S [...]

On a sultry day last September, Megan Stilley arrived at Lanier Farms, a large swine operation in ru [...]

When North Carolina lawmakers approved what one Republican described as a “historic” investment in r [...]

As the General Assembly wraps up its weirdly timed and generally ill-conceived winter session, it wo [...]

The post Dumb & Dumber & Dumbest appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

The General Assembly’s latest mashup legislation is an example of government at its worst In the com [...]

The post Tied up in knots appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]