Contractor’s Execs Can't Be Held Liable In Sandy Wage Suit

Law360 (May 30, 2018, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday released the officers of a construction company from a putative class action alleging Superstorm Sandy contractors didn’t pay prevailing wages to workers on a beach rebuilding project, ruling that the executives couldn’t lawfully be held individually liable.

U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan sided with three Bil-Jim Construction Co. Inc. executives who argued that, under the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, corporate officers can’t be subjected to personal liability when the employer — that is, the corporation — allegedly runs afoul of the law. The ruling dismissed Bil-Jim President James Johnson, Vice President David...

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