By Associated Press - Friday, May 22, 2015

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 ( ) 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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