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The contractor incurred the Labor Department’s wrath


because the company paid its workers on a piece-work basis, but because it did not keep accurate time records to show that the wages paid satisfied  minimum wage and overtime requirements.

In 2020, while the Labor Department’s lawsuit was pending, Judge Snow issued an injunction ordering the contractor to:

  • stop maintaining false records;

  • implement a reliable timekeeping system under which employees would clock and clock out each day;

  • maintain accurate and complete records of wages paid and to stop paying wages through non-payroll accounts;

  • stop listing false regular rates of pay on

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