A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE LABOR LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL WORKERS' HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS.
Amends GS 95-225 (Adoption of standards and interpretations), adding seven new migrant housing standards, including, but not limited to, requiring all doors opening to the exterior to have functioning deadbolt locks, with each migrant worker being provided a key to any door that opens into a common area, or to their sleeping quarters, and requiring that operators provide access to laundry facilities and detergent.
Amends GS 95-227 (Enforcement), providing that Department of Labor (DOL) of North Carolina will establish and implement procedures to identify and prosecute the most serious violators of this Article, including those that fail to apply for or obtain permits to operate migrant housing. Establishes that the requirements of this Article will be performed by DOL employees, to the extent feasible, that are bilingual in English and Spanish.
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