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San Jose contractor pays $250K to settle labor trafficking suit

July 26, 2018

Nonprofit group Polaris tracks and reports on the problem of human trafficking, or what the group refers to as modern-day slavery. According to Polaris, traffickers, which include those who provide labor for the construction industry, use threats and other forms of coercion to keep individuals working with little or no pay.

The organization says that construction-industry labor trafficking typically takes place within small contracting operations engaged in trades such as residential and commercial roofing, carpentry, welding, electrical work and masonry.

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