The Recorder published an article by RBGG’s Gay Grunfeld and Megan Sallomi on November 4, 2013, Construction’s wage and hour woes.
According to the authors: “The construction industry is rife with wage and hour violations, especially because many companies fail to accurately record their employees’ hours. Enforcing labor laws against the industry is, however, uniquely challenging. This is due to several factors, including a safe haven carved into the California Labor Code for unionized employers, employee language barriers, and a work schedule that varies daily, resulting in significant opportunities for retaliation. There are strategies for overcoming those barriers and also courses of action for construction employers who seek to avoid costly litigation.” Full text of the article available here.