06 Mar The Fight Over Counsel For The Unemployed – WUNC
W-UNC By LEONEDA INGE
For ten years, North Carolina attorneys have had access to a daily list of unemployed workers who are scheduled for appeal hearings. Most of these people had their unemployment claims denied and are appealing the decision.
But last week, the Division of Employment Security said it would no longer provide a daily list of these hearings. A Durham attorney is fighting back and has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Commerce and its employment division.