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Construction firm gets nailed for double damages

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West Covina, Calif.-based G.M. Sager Con­­struction will pay $146,092 in overtime pay to 26 workers it failed to pay properly.

Because the violation was ­willful, the company will pay an equal amount in liquidated damages, bringing the total to $292,184.

According to U.S. Department of Labor investigators, the construction company failed to pay workers for time spent traveling from various work sites back to the company’s yard and for work performed in the yard after they returned. The company misreported their paid time as having ended when they left the work sites.

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