FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laura Garcia, 602-626-8805
TEMPE, Ariz. – February 22, 2019 – Our prevailing wage compliance division was at it again, helping recover more than $13,000 in back wages and benefits owed to workers in Florida.
The U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) found that Comfort Temp Company (Comfort Temp), a Florida-based contractor, misclassified workers on two separate projects in Gainesville, FL – Phase 3 of the HVAC renovations of the Gainesville Federal Courthouse and HVAC renovations of ward 3A and 3B for the gastroenterology and pulmonary clinic.
“Our compliance team is committed to making a difference in the lives of working families,” said Israel Torres, TCLG’s managing partner. “Workers deserve to be paid for the skilled work they perform.”
The Davis-Bacon Act requires contractors on public works projects to pay tradesmen, laborers and mechanics a prevailing wage set by the U.S. DOL. Contractors sometimes try to circumvent the law by misclassifying workers. For example, they may hire lower-cost laborers to perform the same exact work of the skilled trades.
We aggressively monitor prevailing wage projects on municipal, state and federal construction contracts for compliance. We provide a variety of consulting services, including regulatory compliance and public and government relations, to clients across the United States. A specialty is Davis-Bacon and prevailing wage compliance for local unions, contractor associations and building trades’ organizations.