13 NCAC 12 .0906             CIVIL PENALTIES

(a)  In civil penalty cases, the Commissioner shall notify the employer by certified mail of the following:

(1)           the nature of the violation;

(2)           the amount of the civil penalty; and

(3)           that the civil penalty is final, unless the employer takes exception to the penalty determination as set forth in G.S. 64-36 and Paragraph (b) of this Rule.

(b)  An employer may take an exception to a civil penalty determination by filing a written petition for a contested case hearing with the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) under Chapter 150B, Article 3 of the North Carolina General Statutes.

(c)  An employer who takes exception in accordance with Paragraph (b) of this Rule to a civil penalty determination shall serve a copy of the written petition for a contested case on the Commissioner of Labor at the following address:


N.C. Department of Labor

Attn:  Commissioner of Labor/2nd Floor, Labor Building

1101 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1101


History Note:        Authority G.S. 64-37;

Eff. October 1, 2012;

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