GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) - An electrical subcontractor has been ordered to pay more than $87,000 to several employees who were underpaid for their work on a new $27 million Gloucester school.
The Daily Press reports (https://bit.ly/1GtrxAv ) an investigation late last year by the U.S. Department of Labor shows that E&P Electrical Contracting Company of Norfolk violated the prevailing wage laws for seven of its employees working at Page Middle School from November 2013-14.
The Labor Department report says the company classified workers as “general laborers” instead of electricians, allowing them to be paid a lower wage.
The Labor Department has ordered the company to pay the employees the unpaid wages, including unpaid overtime, and for proper health and welfare fringe benefits.
E&P Electrical owner David Nekoumand said he had no comment.
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