Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry rarely forces companies that cheat workers to pay.
When The News & Observer found problems within the Wage and Hour Bureau, Cherie Berry blamed them on the division’s former management, namely former administrator Val Eucare.
Year after year, some private companies dependent on Medicaid funding don’t pay their employees.
To most North Carolinians, Berry is “The Elevator Lady,” the smiling politician pictured on every elevator’s inspection certificate, a placard that assures the ride will be safe.
The Labor Department routinely fails to help North Carolina workers who turn to it to collect the money