The DOL recently recovered $787,000 in back wages for 124 workers who were working on a federally funded project at the Nissan plant in Smyrna. The DOL found those five contractors violated provisions of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts as well as the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. The violation resulted in workers being underpaid and not receiving fringe benefits. Quoted from Nancy J. Leppink, Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division said, “The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is unacceptable, and something we see all too often in industries that employ vulnerable workers and in which we’ve historically found significant wage violations. “To read the full article: click here
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