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Northwest Title ordered to pay $107k in back wages

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An administrative law judge has ordered Northwest Title, located in White Bear Lake, Minn., to pay two employees $107,893 in back wages and fringe benefits.

The determination follows a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that found the company failed to pay prevailing wages to its employees working on a U.S. Housing and Urban Development project. That’s a violation of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), which covers wages on federal contracts.

Additionally, investigators found the company violated the contracting law by failing to maintain records showing how the employee hours were segregated between contract and noncontract work. They also failed to tell employees that the HUD contract was subject to federal contracting requirements.

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