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Contractor at University of Tennessee Project to Pay Over $300K for Hiding Payroll

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:26am Written by admin

A contractor working on the University of Tennessee’s Strong Hall construction project will pay more than $300,000 in fines for labor violations. 

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Labor Department Launches New Web Page on Worker Misclassification

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 9:08pm Written by admin

Heading into the new year, the federal government is ramping up efforts to educate employees and employers about the harms caused by worker misclassification. It’s a problem we’ve documented extensively over the years on Construction Citizen.

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Indiana Interim Study Committee Reviews Payroll Fraud Issue

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 3:33pm Written by admin

Yesterday the Indiana Interim Study Committee on Employment and Labor heard testimony from construction contractors on the issue of

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EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General’s office recovers nearly $5.7M in owed pay for New York low-wage workers

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 3:39pm Written by admin

ALBANY — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office recovered nearly $5.7 million in owed pay and damages for more than 3,300 low-wage workers since last Labor Day, the Daily News has learned.

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Ashland contractor cited $117K over police station project wages

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:20pm Written by admin

Ashland subcontractor On-Time Construction Services, Inc. and its owner Jonatas Vicente De Brito Barcelos have been cited $117,082 in restitution and penalties for intentionally violating the Massachusetts prevailing wage law and failing to submit true and accurate payroll records, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday.

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City of Berkeley Enacts First of Its Kind Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:58pm Written by admin
New Law Will Strengthen Wage Law Compliance on Large Construction Projects

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last night, the City of Berkeley approved a first-of-its-kind local ordinance aimed at preventing wage theft on local construction projects, Smart Cities Prevail announced today.

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Naples Business Owner Arrested for $700,000 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 2:41pm Written by dgarcia

5/20/2016

Naples, Fla. – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the recent arrest of Raimundo Hernandez-Argueta, owner of Naples construction company Complete Framing Professionals (CFP).

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Agreement between U.S. Department of Labor, Oregon Bureau of Labor provides education, enforcement to protect workers from missclassification

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:17am Written by bbennett

The division and bureau signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding intended to protect employees’ rights by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other non-employee statuses. The two agencies will provide clear, accurate and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders; share resources and enhance enforcement by conducting coordinated investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.

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Colorado wage complaints surge amid claims of payroll fraud, abuse of workers

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:56am Written by bbennett

In an effort to bring public attention to the issue, the unions are distributing fliers around job sites, identifying subcontractors and labor brokers at the sites whom they believe are engaging in wage fraud, based on affidavits from workers and photos of cash payrolls.

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Four Questions Interview with Matthew Capece

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:43am Written by bbennett

America is rife with complex plots by businesses to illegally dodge workers-comp premiums. The flourishing underground economy that exists in many urban centers adds more kindling to the fraud fire, especially in construction. FraudWire reached out to Matthew Capece, senior executive with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, for his thoughts. He’s been a specialist in employer payroll fraud in construction since 1989.

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