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
“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.