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March 21, 2023, 6:05 PM

DOL Accuses Roofer of Labor Violations After Teen Worker’s Fall

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An investigation into the 24-foot fall of a 17-year-old JVS Roofing employee in New Castle, Pa., has resulted in citations against the company for alleged violations of child labor, overtime, and worker safety laws, DOL said Tuesday.

The child labor investigation following the October 2022 incident led to further review by the Wage and Hour Division, which claims Georgia-based JVS Roofing misclassified 30 workers as independent contractors and didn’t keep accurate payroll records. The division recovered $92,640 in back wages, and JVS Roofing paid a $6,399 civil penalty for the child labor violation, according to the department.

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