FIGHT FOR WORKER RIGHTS

Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler shut down construction work at a new Planet Fitness site on N. Windsor Highway Thursday after an inspection found possible Worker Compensation violations and the lack of a filed building permit. His office is issuing subpoenas for records regarding possible wage theft.

“This is yet another example of rampant wage theft in the construction industry,” said Bill Banfield, Assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. “The hard working men and women of the Hudson Valley are lucky to have District Attorney Hoovler fighting to protect them.”

After the shut down Hoovler says his office was notified by Red Line Construction that payrolls and employee rosters will be posted on Monday and the company is applying for the proper workers comp.