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Additional penalty for All-Pro Construction
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As reported last week, Sylvain Michaud, Bill Poulin and their company, All-Pro Construction Management, were issued significant penalties by the Massachusetts Attorney General??s Office for wage and reporting violations in cases referred by Organizers for the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. A press release issued today by the MA Attorney General??s office issued today announces the company has been debarred from bidding or contracting public projects for six months.

A total of $25,000 in penalties was issued for four violations including misclassifying its workers as independent contractors on construction projects in Framingham, Newton, Boston, Needham, and UMass/Lowell. Michaud and Poulin of All-Pro Construction, based in Hudson, NH, were also cited for failure to make timely payment of wages, failure to submit true and accurate certified payroll records on public construction projects, and failure to maintain true and accurate general payroll records. The owners and their company have agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to the Commonwealth for the violations. All-Pro Construction will be debarred from bidding or contracting for any new public projects in the Commonwealth for six months.

A total of $25,000 in penalties was issued for four violations, the largest being for misclassifying employers as independent contractors, which earned them a $19,000 fine. They also were assessed $2,000 each for failure to make timely payment of wages, failure to submit true and accurate certified payroll records and failure to keep true and accurate payroll records.

The violations occurred between January 1, 2008 and January 22, 2010 involving work the company performed at Maintenance Building Repairs in Framingham; Fire Station #4 in Newton; the Fish Pier renovation in Boston; the Administrative Building Construction in Needham; and the Fox Hall Renovations in Lowell.

To read the MA Attorney General??s Press Release click here.

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