Mo. Attorney General Announces Judgment in Prevailing Wage Case
Company Pays Springfield Schools $16,750
The Missouri Attorney General’s Office issued a press release stating that Attorney General Chris Koster has obtained a consent judgment against Advantage Telecom, Inc., for alleged violations of Missouri's Prevailing Wage Law.
Koster said the contracting company was awarded a public works project to install a communications and computer system for the Springfield R-12 School District. A review of the company’s payroll records conducted by the Missouri Labor Department’s Division of Labor Standards found the company made underpayments of the appropriate prevailing wage to 22 workers on the project.
Under the judgment, Advantage Telecom, Inc., agreed to comply with the requirements of the Missouri Prevailing Wage laws and pay civil penalties in the amount of $16,750 to the Springfield R-12 School District.
Missouri's Prevailing Wage Law requires that anyone employed to work on a public works project be paid a wage no less than the prevailing hourly rate for similar work in the locality.
To view a list of prevailing wage rates for Missouri counties and occupations, visit http://www.labor.mo.gov/dls/prevailingwage/index.asp.