Home Must Reads Steel contractor working on Google data center fined

Steel contractor working on Google data center fined

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, June 27, 2014

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.

Read more at OregonLive.com

 

More Articles

Election Season

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We didn’t intend this issue to have an election season theme. But politics has a way of seeping into the cracks and fissures.


Read more...

Two Sides of the Coin

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.


Read more...

The clean fuels opportunity

News
Monday, November 10, 2014
111014-dirtyfuel-thumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.


Read more...

Kill the Meeting

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Meetings get a bad rap. A few local companies make them count.


Read more...

Healthcare Perspective

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Majd El-Azma, president and CEO of LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon, followed by the Healthcare Powerlist.


Read more...

Innovation: a critique

News
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1008 innovation thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.


Read more...

Shifting Ground

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Bans on genetically modified crops create uncertainty for farmers.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS