OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su announced that in 2013, over 10,000 workers statewide received checks which returned a cumulative $17.7 million in unpaid prevailing wages on public works projects across the state.
The payments were collected from public works investigations that uncovered prevailing wage and other violations of state public works laws in over 400 publicly-funded projects. In 2012, the Labor Commissioner’s office collected the highest amount in the last decade when it reinstated $8.2 million to approximately 7,400 public works employees. The $17.7 million figure for 2013 doubles the record set in the previous year.