Mark Iandolo Jul. 15, 2016, 12:00pm


BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced SSR Construction Inc. and its owner Peter Slivka will pay more than $27,000 in restitution and penalties after allegations of violating the state’s prevailing wage laws.

The law holds that contractors and subcontractors working on public construction projects must pay a special minimum wage to employees that is determined by the occupational classification for the type of work performed. According to the attorney general’s Fair Labor Division, Slivka and SSR did not pay the proper rates for employees at the Westfield City Hall renovation project. Additionally, the defendants failed to submit accurate payroll records.

“Contractors working on public projects must pay their workers a fair wage,” Healey said. “The prevailing wage law protects workers and we will continue to enforce the law and hold accountable companies who fail to adequately compensate their workers.”

Four employees of SSR will receive restitution payments as part of the settlement agreement.

Assistant attorney general Barbara Dillon DeSouza and inspector Brian Davies, both of Healey’s Fair Labor Division in the Western Massachusetts Regional Office, handled the case.

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