Tyco Dodges Liquidated Damages In Prevailing Wage Suit

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a claim for liquidated damages from a putative class action alleging Tyco International Ltd. unit SimplexGrinnell LP failed to pay its workers prevailing wages for public works projects in California.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar said the workers’ claim for liquidated damages for unpaid prevailing wages against the fire alarm and sprinkler system company was invalid, ruling that previous court decisions referring to the prevailing wage law as a type of minimum wage law are not enough to establish...
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