Union Township-based Three Sons Restoration has been ordered to stop performing work on several public projects across the state after it allegedly stole nearly $4,000 of wages from employees, state labor officials announced this week.
The masonry subcontractor will have to halt any work it has been doing on its Union headquarters, as well as the Maurice Hawk Elementary School in West Windsor, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said in a statement. Three Sons Restoration also allegedly failed to keep accurate certified payrolls, the DOL said.
Three Sons Restoration’s work stoppage was issued on Aug. 22, according to the DOL, and can face a $5,000 fine for every day the order is defied. It is not clear whether the company had been levied any fines for violating the department’s order.
Three Sons Restoration will be allowed to continue doing work on the Bayonne Fire House and Engine 6, both in Bayonne, after the work stoppage order for the two sites was lifted on Sept. 4.
The company was late in paying $3,410.05 to four workers at that project to date, and another $1,877.09 has still not been paid, according to DOL spokesperson Thomas Wright. Representatives from Three Sons Restoration did not return requests for comment.
3R Painting and Contracting, which subcontracted Three Sons Restoration and had been contracted by the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District to perform work at the elementary school, did not comment.
Three Sons Restoration allegedly failed to pay $1,849.17 owed to nine workers, Wright said.
“The WWP Regional School District acknowledges the legal responsibilities of the NJDOL Wage and Labor Compliance enforcement,” WWP Superintendent David Aderhold said in a statement to NJBIZ. “The Board of Education and its professionals will continue to fully cooperate with NJDOL in order to ensure wage and hour compliance.