Contractor Pays $1.1M To End Calif. Watchdog's Pay Probe

Law360 (July 9, 2018, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A San Diego-based construction firm has agreed to pay more than $1.1 million to resolve claims that its subcontractor failed to provide prevailing wage benefits to more than 100 workers and falsified records to cover up its alleged actions, the California Labor Commission said Monday.

The commission struck a deal with general contractor TB Penick & Sons Inc. in association with work performed on the construction of Browning High School in Long Beach by Newport Beach-headquartered drywall and framing subcontractor Champion Construction Inc. According to the commission, Champion did not pay prevailing wage and fringe benefits to 103 workers actively worked...

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