Employer name: AHG Services LLC
Investigation site: 2225 Piedmont St.
Kenner, LA 70062
Investigation findings: The investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has recovered $57,590 in back wages for five employees after its review of contracts on a federally funded construction project determined AHG Services failed to pay the correct prevailing wage. -The employer also did not provide bona fide fringe benefits sufficient to satisfy its health and welfare obligations. AHG’s failures violated the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Davis Bacon and Related Acts.
Back wages recovered: $57,590 in back wages to five workers
Quote: “Employers on federally funded projects must pay people working on these projects as required by Davis Bacon prevailing wage standards, which means they must receive the wages and fringe benefits listed in the applicable wage determination,” said Wage Hour District Director Troy Mouton in New Orleans. “Employers are legally obligated to pay the proper wage for each classification of work performed on the contract, and that includes ensuring certain health and welfare credits claimed by the employer are legitimate.”
Background: Learn more about the DBRA, the CWHSSA and other laws enforced by the division including a search tool if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division. The department can speak with callers confidentially in more than 200 languages through the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Download the agency’s new Timesheet App, now available for android devices, to ensure hours and pay are accurate.
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