Whistleblower Law

Courtesty of Joe Vincoli.

North Carolina employees in the private-sector have greater whistleblower protection thanks in large part to man named Joe Vincoli.

Two years ago, his story spurred lawmakers to expand protections beyond state employees. 

But Vincoli, who has helped save tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, was recently fired – without cause.  This time by the state. 

All documents referred to in this piece can be found here.

A bill in the North Carolina Senate would make it illegal for anyone to lie on a job application for the purpose of getting inside a business just to uncover any possible abuses.   Undercover investigations are often associated with the agriculture industry in North Carolina.  But Gary Salamido of the state Chamber of Commerce says the agriculture industry is not the driving force behind this bill.  He says many industries in the state have complained about people lying on job applications.  Salamido is the Chamber’s chief lobbyist on the bill. We asked him why he thinks it’s necessary.