Judgment Entered Against Whiting-Turner Contracting Company And Commercial Interiors, Inc. In Wage Theft Case

Nov 07, 2018

Zuniga et al. v. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. et al, Civil Action No. 2018 CA 005017 B (D.C. Sup.)

On November 7, 2018, Judge Robert R. Rigsby of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia entered judgment against Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Commercial Interiors, Inc., for failing to pay former employees lawfully owed wages and overtime premiums for work related to the construction of a Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Complaint alleged that while employed by Defendants at the Project, the Plaintiffs regularly worked in excess of forty hours per week but were not paid at the required time and a half overtime rate for this work. Additionally, the Complaint alleged that the Plaintiffs were paid nothing for their last two weeks of work.

The judgment includes payment for Plaintiffs’ withheld wages, plus payment for liquidated damages for failure to make such payments.

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