Peabody Firm Agrees to Pay Over $107,000 to Settle Alleged Prevailing Wage Violations
The Prevailing Wage Laws apply to construction work performed on public works projects in Massachusetts. These laws allow all contractors bidding on public works projects to enjoy a "level playing field" by standardizing the rate of pay the workers will earn. A company's failure to pay its employees the state prevailing wage for work performed at a public construction site can result in both civil and criminal penalties against the company and its owner. Workers who believe they may not been paid the appropriate wages are encouraged to call the Attorney General's Fair Labor Hotline at (617) 727-3465.
The matter was handled by Assistant Attorney General Kate J. Fitzpatrick and Inspector Leah Turney, both of Attorney General Coakley's Fair Labor Division.
Below is the list of communities where Weston & Sampson worked on public projects: