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 for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that Capital Interior Contractors, Inc. failed to properly compensate workers for work done at the Commonwealth’s new General Assembly Building in Richmond, Virginia and other construction projects around the state. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Plaintiffs regularly worked in excess of forty hours per week at the construction projects but were not paid at the required time and a half overtime rate for this work. The complaint further alleges that the workers were illegally classified as independent contractors, when they were in fact employees.
If you have any questions concerning this case, please contact Matthew Handley, at 202-559-2411 or [email protected]. A copy of the complaint can be found HERE.