BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General
Maura Healey announced the issuance of 29 civil citations against construction
companies from January to March.
According to her office, restitution for employees of the
various employers totaled close to $260,000. Companies were fined more than
$68,000 in total.
“Wage theft is a real issue in Massachusetts, including in
the construction industry where dishonest companies continue to cheat their
employees,” Healey said. “Our office is working to level the playing field so
that workers are paid fairly and contractors who follow the rules are not at a
These cases included many types of violations, such as
failing to pay proper wages and failing to pay overtime.
Citations were issued against AK Electric Inc., Boston
Electric & Telephone Corp., C&M Construction, Felix Painting and
Glenshane III LLC.