(a)  Any interested person shall have the right to petition for the issuance, amendment or repeal of rules published in part. Any such petition will be considered in a reasonable time. Prompt notice shall be given of the denial in whole or in part of any petition. Except in affirming a prior denial or when the denial is self‑explanatory the notice shall be accompanied by a brief statement of the reasons therefor.

(b)  Any advisory council member or any other aggrieved person may file a written complaint with the Commissioner of Labor alleging noncompliance with the rules in this part. Any complaint must be timely filed, but in no case shall any complaint be filed later than 90 days following the day on which the act of alleged noncompliance occurred. Any complaint shall be acted upon promptly and a written notice of the disposition of the complaint shall be provided to the complainant.

(c)  Complaints and petitions should make reference to this Rule and be filed and addressed as follows: Commissioner of Labor, North Carolina Department of Labor, 1101 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1101.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95‑134;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2020.