An investigation into Lintech Electric found that over the course of three years (January 2015 to September 2018), Lintech disregarded the prevailing wage rate and underpaid its employees by almost $900,000 on multiple New York City Housing Authority projects in all five New York City boroughs. For example, the applicable prevailing wage rate for an electrician was $74 to $110 per hour, and Lintech paid its workers between $20 and $60 per hour. Several workers alerted the New York City Department of Investigation of Lintech’s underpayment of its workers, prompting an audit that exposed unlawful conduct.
Assistant Attorney General Jennifer S. Michael
January 1, 2015
|Over 200 unnamed workers
|The company agreed to a settlement with the New York Office of the Attorney General.
|Lintech is barred from bidding upon, being awarded, or working on any public works projects in New York for five years. Lintech agreed to pay approximately $900,000 to impacted employees. The company was also required to pay a $30,000 penalty to the state.
Penal Crimes Charged
Lintech Electric's failure to pay the proper prevailing wages was in violation of New York Labor Law § 220.
Other Crimes Charged