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Court fines construction business owner $531K for FLSA violations

January 10, 2019

The vast majority of construction firms pay their employees what they’re owed, but there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of contractors who cheat their workers, be it to “save” an over-budget job or just out of plain greed. In an environment where the labor pool is so tight, it’s all the more baffling that any construction company would treat its employees this way.

In an effort to lessen the problem of underpayment of wages, the Pittsburgh City Council at the end of 2018 established the Joint Task Force on Construction Industry Fraud, which will target contractors that pay their employees wages below mandated levels, and, as a result, underpay their taxes.

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