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U.S. DOL Recovers $339K in Back Wages for Electrical Mechanics

December 7, 2010

Our employment attorneys based in Santa Ana, California have been following the United States Department of Labor's (DOL) announcement that the department has recovered over $330,000 in back wages from San-Tec Electric, Inc, for twenty-seven electrical mechanics working for the company.

According to an investigation led by the DOL's Wage and Hour Division, the company allegedly violated wage and benefit requirements on three housing construction projects in New York City, that were federally funded.

The DOL reportedly found that the company and its officials violated the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts as well as the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and neglected to compensate employees with the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits. The company also reportedly failed to pay some employees for all hours worked and overtime compensation, and kept certified payroll records that that incorrectly reflected the project hours worked by employees.

According to the DOL's Wage and Hour Division District Director Maria Rosado, workers who are employed on projects that are federally funded must be compensated with proper wages and fringe benefits, and any employer who fails to appropriately compensate these workers will be pursued by the DOL for violating wage and hour laws.

In addition to paying the $339,000 in back wages, San-Tec Electric's president and human resources manager will be debarred from working on future projects that are federally funded for a three-year period.

If you or someone you know has been experienced wage and hour violations in the workplace in Orange County and throughout Southern California, contact our Anaheim wage and attorneys at Howard Law, PC today.

US Labor Department Recovers Nearly $339,000 in Back Wages and Debars Electrical Subcontractors for Work on New York City Publicly-funded Housing Projects, US Department of Labor News Release, December 7, 2010

Related Web Resources:

Department of Labor (DOL): Wage and Hour Division (WHD)