DOL Throws $2.3M Fine at Massachusetts Construction Cos for Misclassifying Workers

shipping-jobs-holiday-hiring-all-county-news-12-16The Department of Labor (DOL) has saddled two Massachusetts construction firms with over $2.3M in fines for failing to pay over 478 employees overtime pay. The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) reports that Force Corp. and AB Construction Group must also pay $262,900 in civil penalties for the “willful nature of their violations”, and are also ordered to take “corrective actions to prevent further violations of federal labor law”. The construction companies had misclassified workers as Independent Contractors, a misclassification that has received increased scrutiny from the DOL in recent years.

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