Richmond Times-Dispatch: Federal Lawsuit Alleges Wage Theft by Subcontractors on New General Assembly Building
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
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
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.
The Intercept: Stop-and-Frisk Never Really Ended. Now It's Gone Digital.
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
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
“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
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…
HFA Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against CBG Building Company on Behalf of Construction Workers
Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of a group of former employees of CBG Building Company, alleging they failed to properly compensate workers for work done at projects across Washington, D.C. The Complaint alleges that while employed at CBG’s DC area con…
Patreon and the American Counsel of the Blind Announce Digital Accessibility Initiative
Patreon, the popular membership platform for artists, creators and their supporters, recently announced its commitment to digital accessibility. Patreon worked in conjunction with blind creators and the American Council of the Blind in a Structured Negotiation to develop the accessibility initiative…
The Diplomat: COVID and Contractors: Nepalis in an American War Zone
On June 20, the Associated Press reported an outbreak of COVID-19 within the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, quoting an anonymous source who said that up to 20 people were infected, “the majority of them Nepalese Gurkhas, who provide embassy security.” Beyond this, there was no further menti…