An official investigation into the payroll practices of two Connecticut construction businesses has been announced. The Labor Management Foundation for Fair Contracting of Connecticut has requested that the Connecticut Department of Labor investigate two firms that have been working on the multi-year Bolton Lakes Sewer Project in Bolton, CT.
Fuss & O’Neill, of Manchester, CT and Simcroft-Echo Farms, based out of Simsbury, CT, have been working on the large scale construction project for some time. The concern is that the companies have not been providing fair wages and benefits to their employees. Concerns were also raised over an on the job accident in which a construction worker was injured when a Bobcat backed over him on the Rt. 44 construction site.
Charles LeConche is the business manager of the Connecticut Laborers’ District Council. He has concerns that he hopes will be addressed by the upcoming investigation.
“I would just like to make sure all workers on Bolton Lakes Sewer Project are paid according to all prevailing wage laws. We need to make sure the job worksite is safe and that all quality construction standards are strictly followed on a daily basis,” said LeConche.
Our workers compensation attorneys will be following this story closely. Workers rights are crucial to every employee in Connecticut and we are glad to see that this case of possible wage and safety violations is being taken seriously.