Fullerton Pacific Interiors, a construction company in California, will be shelling out almost $2 million after neglecting to fully pay hundreds of employees over a variety of construction projects between 2014-2016.

“In construction, unscrupulous contractors attempt to obscure their wage theft by paying workers a flat rate rather than for all hours worked,” said Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su. “But a daily or other flat rate system does not take the place of minimum wage and overtime obligations.”

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