Brent Gardner-Smith

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Burlingame laborers sue contractors for wage theft

Construction taking place on the Burlingame Housing project in early 2014.

Both sides in the dispute acknowledge that the men were paid for some, but not all, of their work. Complicating matters, two of the contractors named in the lawsuit didn’t agree on the value of the work done by the laborers. As such, they didn’t pay the full bills of the subcontractor the laborers worked for, and that penalty got passed on down the line to the lowest rung on the ladder — the laborers. Continue Reading →

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