Posts Tagged ‘Contractor’

Sep
2016
29

A Fraud by Any Other Name: Contractor Admits to Cheating WV Workers, Is Rehired a Month Later

A Fraud by Any Other Name: Contractor Admits to Cheating WV Workers, Is Rehired a Month Later
  What do you do when an out-of-state contractor admits to defrauding workers on a county project? If you’re West Virginia, you hire them again! A Florida contractor who confessed to the aforementioned Braxton County crime just won a million-dollar state contract in Charleston, WV. All this even though the company pled guilty to fraud...
Jul
2016
5

Another IN Town Passes Responsible Bidder Ordinance to Blunt Impact of CCW Repeal

Another IN Town Passes Responsible Bidder Ordinance to Blunt Impact of CCW Repeal
  Merrillville, Indiana’s town council unanimously approved a responsible bidder ordinance on Tuesday. Endorsed by the building trades as well as contractors, the ordinance raises the standards of consideration for lowest possible bidders on public works contracts. Under the new ordinance, a contractor proposing to submit a bid on a...
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Sep
2014
23

“I Called the Migra on You Guys”: Seattle Contractor Sentenced for Exploiting Undocumented Workers

  A Seattle contractor has been sentenced to three months in jail and fined $10,000 for breaking prevailing wage laws and abusing employees by reporting them to immigration when they asked to be correctly paid.  The contractor, Dathan Williams, had landed more than $1.1 million in contracts from the government before an investigation, which...
Nov
2013
26

IL Supreme Court Escapes Legal Tangle, Rules E.R.H. Utilities is Contractor, Must Pay Prevailing Wages

  The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against an E.R.H. Utilities claim that the company was exempt from paying prevailing wages for utility work it did for the village of Bement. E.R.H.’s argument that it was a public utility as defined by the Utilities Act was based on its upkeep of the village’s potable [&hellip...
Jul
2013
18

Another PLA-Free Veterans Affairs Project Falls Victim to Crummy Contractor, Is Under Investigation

  Another Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) project is stuck in its tracks after refusing to use a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for its construction.  This time, veterans in Butler County, Pennsylvania will be the victims of mismanagement. The VA has halted construction on the $75 million outpatient center to allow the federal government...