BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $109,000 agreement on Tuesday with an Easthampton window company to resolve allegations it violated the state’s Prevailing Wage Law.
R&R Window Contractors Inc. allegedly failed to pay the proper prevailing wage and failed to submit true and accurate payroll records connected with several public works projects throughout the state.
“The prevailing wage law ensures a level playing field for contractors and their workers who build our public schools, libraries, police stations and other public facilities,” Coakley said. “The enforcement of these laws protects workers’ rights and our taxpayer dollars.”
Coakley’s Fair Labor Division received complaints alleging that R&R was not properly paying workers performing glazier and carpentry work under the prevailing wage laws.
Between June 1, 2010 and March 28, R&R allegedly failed to pay some of its workers the correct prevailing wage rate and failed to submit true and accurate certified payroll records to the awarding authorities on nine of their public works construction projects.
R&R fully cooperated with Coakley’s inquiry and agreed to pay more than $109,000 in restitution and penalties to 43 current and former employees.