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A Florida contractor shorted workers $171,000 in pay and health benefits, feds say

June 20, 2023

Employees who should've been paid $37 an hour were paid $25 an hour, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found.

The subcontractor on a South Florida Water Management project owed workers $171,998 in cash and benefits after paying some employees only 67% of what they should have been paid, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.

The money went to 11 people electricians employed by Clewiston’s Quality Electric Contracting. That’s an average of $15,636.18 in pay and benefits per person.


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