NY recovers $35M in stolen wages

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By Staff reports Posted Jan 12, 2019 at 9:58 PM ALBANY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that more than $35 million was returned to over 35,000 victims of wage theft in 2018. Since the Governor took office, the State has recovered and returned over $285 million to more than 250,000 workers — the highest total in the nation. “New York State will not …

Did Repealing Indiana’s Prevailing Wage Law Work? (It Didn’t)

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Nick Dmitrovich October 12, 2018 A few weeks ago, Indiana passed the third anniversary mark since state legislators repealed the common construction wage law. Back in July of 2015, when the repeal went into effect, the intent was to provide financial relief for taxpayer-funded projects by reducing costs associated with construction wages. At the time, former Governor Mike Pence, a …

Contractors pegged in alleged $6M fraud (CA)

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By Kim Slowey Nov. 2, 2018 Dive Brief: The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced fraud and other charges against two siblings who run a Los Angeles construction company, claiming the two are responsible for at least $6 million in losses to the State Compensation Insurance Fund. One charge alone allegedly resulted in a $500,000 loss to …