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Massachusetts contractors faced $2.7M in wage theft penalties in 2018

Massachusetts contractors faced $2.7M in wage theft penalties in 2018

February 28, 2019

“Workers in the construction industry are particularly vulnerable to wage theft from dishonest contractors who cheat their workers,” Healey said. “As Massachusetts undergoes a historic construction boom, my office will continue to fight for exploited workers and ensure they are paid the wages they earn.”

Across the country, news of wage violations against construction industry companies is becoming more common as state authorities actively pursue charges. While cheating a worker out of pay is an obvious violation, contractors who don’t take the time to perform basic recordkeeping functions or who don’t pay their employees on time can be cited and fined as well.

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