- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Another Utah construction company has been forced to pay back workers who the U.S. Department of Labor says have been cheated by their employer.

KUTV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1GiRJPu ) an administrator for the department’s Wage and Hour division, Dr. David Weil, says the company cheated workers by classifying them as contract employees. By using the contractor classification for workers, the company avoided paying payroll taxes, workers compensation and unemployment insurance.

The company, which has operated under different names, has been forced to give workers $600,000 in back pay plus $100,000 in fines. The company has agreed to treat its workers according to the rules.

The division says in the last two years, they have reclaimed nearly two million dollars in pay for hundreds of construction workers who have been underpaid in Utah.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, https://www.kutv.com/

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