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HFA Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against Strickland Waterproofing Company on Behalf of Construction Workers

Dec 22, 2020
Handley Farah & Anderson filed a wage theft lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of a group of employees of Strickland Waterproofing Company. The lawsuit alleges that Strickland Waterproofing failed to properly compensate workers for work done at the Univ…

NPR: Lawsuit Alleges Wage Theft at Virginia University Construction Sites

Dec 02, 2020
Workers are suing two Virginia-based construction companies in a class action lawsuit over allegations of wage theft. Workers claim construction company Agent Wall Systems and B&A, a firm that hires labor for construction jobs, misclassified them as independent contractors, rather than employe…

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Federal Lawsuit Alleges Wage Theft by Subcontractors on New General Assembly Building

Dec 02, 2020
Two laborers have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against a Richmond drywall company and two Chesterfield County labor brokers for alleged unfair labor practices on almost three dozen major construction projects in Virginia, including the new General Assembly Building in Richmond.

HFA Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Workers Denied Lawfully Owed Wages While Constructing the Virginia General Assembly Building

Dec 01, 2020
Rampant in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the exploitation of workers by denying them lawfully owed wages has reached as far as the companies retained to construct the new General Assembly Building in Richmond. On December 1, 2020, Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court f…

D.C. Construction Giant CBG Is Being Sued For Wage Theft

Nov 12, 2020
aria Perez began to suspect she was underpaid only a couple of months after starting her new job. In September, Perez was working for a Virginia-based drywall company, cleaning up dust and debris at D.C. construction sites overseen by the large general contractor CBG Building Company.

HFA Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against Agent Wall Systems, Inc., and B & A Construction Services, Inc. on Behalf of Construction Workers

Oct 22, 2020
HFA filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of a group of employees of Agent Wall Systems, Inc. and B & A Construction Services, Inc.  The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants failed to properly compensate workers for work done at the Fine Arts …

The Intercept: Stop-and-Frisk Never Really Ended. Now It’s Gone Digital.

Oct 13, 2020
TERRON BELLE WAS walking home from an upper Manhattan subway station one evening, three years ago, when an unmarked police car pulled up behind him. Four officers in plainclothes surrounded him on the sidewalk, ordering him to turn around against a gate so they could search him.

Inman: Judge Denies Motion by NAR to Dismiss Buyer Commission Lawsuit

Oct 05, 2020
A U.S. District Court judge Friday denied motions by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and some of the nation’s largest real estate companies to dismiss a lawsuit that takes aim at the practice of homesellers paying the buyer’s broker commission.

Times of India: They Die in American War Zones, Kin Wage Battle for Compensation

Sep 21, 2020
“His phone just went off,” Mohan told TOI. “He worked as an elevator operator at a private firm. We contacted his employer, the Indian government, and the Iraq government. My mother died two years ago, waiting to hear from my father.”

Kathmandu Post: ‘Cheap’ Nepali Deaths in US War Zones

Aug 31, 2020
Faced with political turmoil and a lack of job opportunities at home, Nepalis began venturing to both Iraq and Afghanistan in large numbers in the mid-2000s. Noah Coburn, a political anthropologist at Bennington College who studies military contracting, estimates that 50,000 Nepalis have worked in A…

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