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Val Industrial Insulation Co.

Boston, MA: (Aug-17-07) Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office brought a lawsuit against Daniel Valdez, of Worcester, the owner of Val Industrial Insulation Co., alleging that he failed to pay two employees the prevailing wage rate. The suit was filed after a June 2007 routine site inspection at the Brookside Elementary School Renovations and Additions Project, a public works project in Milford, MA, revealed the wage violation. After reviewing records maintained at the site, investigators determined that Val Industrial had failed to pay the prevailing wage to one of its employees working at the Brookside project.

After conducting further investigation, the Attorney General's Office performed an audit of certified and general payroll records of Val Industrial and determined that the company had failed to pay two employees the prevailing wage at various other public works projects in the Commonwealth from 2005 through 2007. As per state laws, a company's failure to pay its employees the prevailing wage for work performed at a public construction site can result in both civil and criminal penalties against the company and its owner. In a settlement reached with the Worcester industrial insulation company and its owner, Attorney General Martha Coakley ordered that the affected workers be awarded $32,000. [ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE: PREVAILING WAGES]


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Published on Aug-21-07


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