Company forced to pay up for work done on Brooklyn subway stations

A contract company who cheated construction workers out of their wages for work they did on two Brooklyn subway station are being forced to pay up.

The contractor who hired the workers admits to paying them a flat daily rate rather than by the hour. Subcontractor, Florence 16th Century Marble, hired workers to do repairs and renovations on the interiors and exteriors of the Dekalb Avenue station and the Stillwell station in Coney Island. The subcontracting company pleaded guilty to submitting false wage reports. The company says it paid laborers $130 to $200 a day, knowing the workers had a going rate of $50 to $60 an hour.

More than $800,000 is to be paid to the 26 laborers for restitution of wages.

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