From left, Victorino Paredes, Gaspar Zuniga, Adan Hermenegildo, Juan Paredes, and Rogelio Rodriguez pose in north Raleigh Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. These workers were among dozens not paid for several weeks of work for a Raleigh construction firm called Tri-City Contractors. The North Carolina Department of Labor found that the workers were owed thousands of dollars but declined to pursue the money in court on their behalf.
From left, Victorino Paredes, Gaspar Zuniga, Adan Hermenegildo, Juan Paredes, and Rogelio Rodriguez pose in north Raleigh Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. These workers were among dozens not paid for several weeks of work for a Raleigh construction firm called Tri-City Contractors. The North Carolina Department of Labor found that the workers were owed thousands of dollars but declined to pursue the money in court on their behalf. ehyman@newsobserver.com
From left, Victorino Paredes, Gaspar Zuniga, Adan Hermenegildo, Juan Paredes, and Rogelio Rodriguez pose in north Raleigh Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. These workers were among dozens not paid for several weeks of work for a Raleigh construction firm called Tri-City Contractors. The North Carolina Department of Labor found that the workers were owed thousands of dollars but declined to pursue the money in court on their behalf. ehyman@newsobserver.com

For many workers cheated out of wages, NC Department of Labor offers no help

November 22, 2014 07:00 PM