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Colorado-based LPR Construction Co. was accused of violating state wage and hour laws on Google's $600 million project in The Dalles.

A state investigation found 28 employees hadn't been given proper breaks during LPR's work on the Google project between December 2013 and February 2014. The crew was helping to build a two-story, 164,000-square-foot building that nearly doubled Google's original two single-story centers of 94,000-square-feet apiece.

The state became aware of the issue after a man visiting the site spoke with some employees. The complaint, filed in April 1 by a man who had visited the site, claimed employees were reporting that they were working five to six days a week for 10-plus hours a day and were only receiving lunch breaks.

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