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NJDOL Issues Stop Work Order: Company to Halt Current & Future Projects

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NJDOL Issues Stop-Work Order Against Construction Contractor, Halting All Current and Future Work TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has issued a company-wide stop-work order to Cunha’s Construction Inc. and owner Nuno Cunha based on repeated and ongoing violations of state wage and hour laws. This is the first time the NJDOL has used its authority to pause all work by a single entity rather than on a per project basis.Newark-based Cunha’s Construction Inc. was ordered to halt work at current and future projects for the duration of the order, which will remain in…

NJDOL Issues Stop Work Order for Alleged Violations in Keansburg

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Stop-Work Order Issued to South River Contractor for Violations at Keansburg Job Site

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) issued a stop-work order to Galo Contractors Group, LLC, on March 9 for six alleged violations at a worksite in Keansburg.

Galo Contractors Group, headquartered in South River, was working on a project at Keansburg Boardwalk West when the NJDOL performed site inspections on March 4 and March 5, during which time workers reported the alleged violations.

Violations reported during the inspections included misclassifying workers as independent contractors, hindering the investigation, and failure to register …

Pennsylvania Contractor Steals $20 Million from Employees

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Pennsylvania Charges Contractor With $20-Million Prevailing Wage Violation

As part of a state crackdown on prevailing wage theft and worker misclassification, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has charged Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., a longtime state Dept. of Transportation contractor with four counts of theft for allegedly diverting $20 million from hourly craft worker pensions from 2015 to 2018 to profitsharing funds for other employees and top managers of the company.

An April 8 criminal indictment accuses the State College, Pa.-based contractor of misrepresenting amounts it paid workers for fringe benefits, which were higher and would count toward meeting prevailing wages …

NJDOL Investigates: Contractor Owes $1.2M in Unpaid Wages

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NJDOL Investigation into Unpaid Wages Finds Contractor Owes $1.2M to Workers

TRENTON – Three Sons Restoration LLC of Union was assessed approximately $2.75 million in back wages, penalties, and fees following a New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) investigation into the contractor’s failure to pay its employees the state prevailing wage at six job sites.

The NJDOL further investigated Three Sons Restoration after finding wage violations at two of the contractor’s job sites in August 2019 – Maurice Hawk Elementary School in West Windsor and Bayonne Fire House, Engine 6 in Bayonne – both of which resulted …

NJDOL Investigates: Solar Company Owes $800k in Unpaid Wages

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NJDOL Investigation Finds Solar Company Owes $800K in Unpaid Wages to Workers

TRENTON – A Camden County solar contractor was cited by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) for violations of the state’s prevailing wage laws, including the failure to pay the required wage on utility work that shortchanged 33 workers of nearly $800,000 in pay.

The NJDOL’s investigation into now-defunct Code Green Solar LLC was initiated after receiving several complaints from the company’s employees stating they were not paid appropriately for working on a project located at a manufacturing business in Hillsborough.

The investigation also …

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Richard Tolson Director of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Administrative Council (BAC ADC) of New Jersey Locals 4 & 5 retired June 1, 2020.

Tolson began his career as a bricklayer in 1988 and became a Field Representative in 1990. He later became the Secretary/Treasurer of Local 5 New Jersey and since 2006 held the elected position of Director of the BAC ADC of New Jersey Locals 4 & 5 winning re-election after re-election. Throughout his career, Tolson was appointed to numerous New Jersey local and state committees and organizations and served as a Trustee and Chairman of all of …

SPEC MIX IN ACTION ON NEW CBS SERIES

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On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 8pm ET, the new CBS Competition Series “TOUGH AS NAILS” premiers it’s first episode with a Masonry challenge using actual SPEC MIX Competition products and guidelines. 

 

SPEC MIX Takes Center Stage in New CBS Series, “TOUGH AS NAILS”

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® has caught the attention of many people over the years, but who would’ve thought the producers at the CBS network were watching?! Last fall the call from Tough House Productions came into the SPEC MIX office saying that their client, CBS, is looking for another competition series like “The Amazing …

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