US Department of Labor seeking workers owed wages, benefits denied by Libertytown plumbing subcontractor after investigation recovers $156K

LIBERTYTOWN, MDPeople employed by a Libertytown plumbing subcontractor who worked on a Woodyard Station construction project may be entitled to their share of $156,495 in wages and benefits recovered through a U.S. Department of Labor investigation .

The department's Wage and Hour Division found that Day C Soul Mechanical Inc. provided full pay to 48 workers it employed from April 8, 2022 through September 2023 to work on the federally funded affordable housing project in Clinton and refused additional benefits. Investigators found that Day C Soul Mechanical failed to pay prevailing wage rates and benefits, in violation of the Davis-Bacon Act and related laws, and failed to maintain accurate payroll records, in violation of the DBRA and violates the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The air conditioning subcontractor, Charles A. Klein & Sons Inc. of Sykesville, that hired Day C Soul paid $124,022 in back wages and $32,473 in benefits owed after the plumbing subcontractor refused to pay what was owed to comply with amounts. In March 2024, the department expelled Day C Soul Mechanical and owner Oscar Jimenez-Medrano and banned them from bidding on federally funded construction projects for three years.

Day C Soul Mechanical employees who believe the company owes them money related to the period of this investigation should contact the department's district office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 570-826-6316.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provided funds for construction to Prince George's County, Maryland Woodyard Station, a senior housing project that opened in October 2023.

Day C Soul Mechanical Inc. provides commercial plumbing services in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia.

Learn more about the Wage and Hour Department, including a search tool you can use if you believe you may be owed wages collected by the department. Employees and employers can call the department confidentially with questions or concerns – regardless of where they are from – and the department can speak to callers in more than 200 languages. Ensure hours worked and pay are accurate by downloading the department's timesheet app for Android and iOS for free in English or Spanish.

This press release is available in Spanish.

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