Workers accuse public works contractor of shorting pay
- By Paul T. Rosynsky, Oakland Tribune
A general contractor hired by cities around the Bay Area to build things from schools to city halls is being sued by its workers, who claim the company didn't follow the state's prevailing wage law and forced them to sign false timecards.
In a lawsuit filed July 17 in Alameda County Superior Court, NBC General Contractors Corp. is accused of ignoring state labor laws by paying its workers minimum wage rather than a predetermined rate required for public works projects.
In addition, NBC General Contractors is accused of failing to pay its workers overtime, forcing them to sign fake timecards in order to receive paychecks and refusing to provide wage statements when requested by employees.