Massachusetts Enforces Wage & Hour Laws in Multiple Industries

  • Massachusetts AG Maura Healey issued citations against construction companies Machados Construction Services LLC, Real Construction Inc., and WF North Lion Inc., and related individuals, over allegations that they failed to pay the prevailing wage on a public construction project, paying only $15 to $20 per hour instead of the state-mandated prevailing wage rate of $68.72 per hour. The citations total nearly $637,000 in restitution for workers and penalties.
  • AG Healey also reached a settlement with temporary employment agency Premier Employee Solutions LLC (“Premier”) over allegations that Premier failed to pay wages in a timely manner, keep proper records, provide temporary employees with required written notices in violation of the Temporary Worker Right to Know Law, and comply with the Earned Sick Time law. Under the terms of the settlement, Premier will pay over $221,000 in restitution and penalties.
  • In addition, AG Healey issued multiple citations to asbestos abatement company Fiber Control Inc. and related individuals (collectively “Fiber Control”) over allegations that Fiber Control intentionally failed to pay the prevailing wage and overtime pay, failed to maintain an earned sick time policy, and made repeated payroll records violations, including submitting certified payroll records stating employees on public projects were paid the full prevailing wage, when in fact they were not. The citations, some of which go back to 2018, total over $564,000 in restitution and penalties. In addition, because Fiber Control ignored the citations, it is debarred from working on public works projects for the time period of one year.