BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 12 that a New Hampshire-based construction company will pay roughly $160,000 for allegations of failing to pay employees the proper prevailing wage and overtime for nine public works projects completed between 2014 and 2015.
Healey’s office specifically filed three citations against Northeast Partition Specialties Inc. and owner Fredrick Breth. The defendants purportedly failed to pay prevailing wage,overtime or submit true and accurate certified payroll records.
“Companies that do business in Massachusetts must play by the rules,” Healey said. “Prevailing wage laws are intended to ensure a level playing field for companies and provide a real, living wage to workers.”
The defendants allegedly committed the violations while working on public projects that included SSGT James J. Hill School in Revere, Bresnahan Elementary School in Newburyport, Acushnet Police Facility, Chelmsford Fire Department, Dracut Town Hall, Sudbury Police Department, Park Avenue Elementary in Webster, West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School, Westborough Fire Department.
Handling the case for Massachusetts are Erik Bennett, assistant attorney general, and investigator Tom Lam.