(Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan. 26
that Northeast Diving Services LLC (NE Diving) and owner Richard B. Spring will
pay $64,000 in restitution and penalties after allegations of failing to pay
employees the prevailing wage rate for work on the town of
Falmouth Long Pond Water Treatment Facility public works project.
to allegations, Spring and his company failed to submit true and accurate
payroll records. This purported failure came in addition to the improper wages
paid to employees. Massachusetts law requires special minimum wages for
employees working on public construction projects. These wages relate to the classification
of the work they do.
come into Massachusetts to perform work on public projects and not pay their
employees the proper wages,” Healey said. “For any company doing business in
our state, we will make sure workers are paid fairly and that there is level
playing field for all contractors who bid on public works construction
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.