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Minnesota Charges Contractor with Workers’ Comp Fraud, Labor Trafficking

SEPTEMBER 2018 - A Minnesota construction contractor has been charged with labor trafficking, insurance fraud and theft by swindle for using undocumented workers on his construction crews and threatening to have...

Twin Cities Contractor Accused Of Labor Trafficking

SEPTEMBER 2018 - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities contractor is accused of bringing undocumented workers to Minnesota and threatening to report them to immigration officials if they complained about being...

Contractor charged with labor trafficking, swindle

SEPTEMBER 2018 - MINNEAPOLIS - A Twin Cities contractor is accused of bringing undocumented workers to Minnesota and threatening to report them to immigration officials if they complained about being underpaid...

Charges: Twin Cities contractor threatened to report his undocumented workers if they complained

SEPTEMBER 2018 - A Twin Cities contractor has been charged with bringing undocumented workers to Minnesota and then threatening to report them to immigration officials if they complained about being...

Contractor Ricardo Batres Charged with Labor Trafficking, Revealing Immigrant Worker Abuse

SEPTEMBER 2018 - Yesterday local authorities executed a search warrant and arrested Ricardo Batres, the owner of American Contractors and Associates (ACA). At a Wednesday press conference, Hennepin County Attorney...

Crystal man has been charged with labor trafficking

SEPTEMBER 2018 - A Crystal man has been charged with labor trafficking for using men on his construction crews who were undocumented and threatening to turn them into federal officials...

WorkDayMinnesota.org: “Residential construction industry built on ‘payroll fraud’ model”

FEBRUARY 2016 - “Many workers are not an employee of anyone and are paid either cash or by some type of direct check. In multi-family construction, it’s possibly over 50...

Carpenters Union uncovers payroll fraud of nearly $70,000

FEBRUARY 2016 — A joint enforcement effort between North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Fair Contracting Foundation of Minnesota (FCF) led to payroll fraud complaints against Hunt’s Carpet...

Southwest Journal publishes “Shortchanged: An in-depth look at wage theft”

Southwest Journal, a community newspaper based in Southwest Minneapolis, recently published a special report series detailing the effects of wage theft on workers in Minnesota. Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha...

Carpenters protest at courthouse – Omaha

NOVEMBER 2016 - via KMTV News Local carpenters are taking a stand against what they are calling payroll fraud. [On November 1, 2016] they marched outside of the Douglas County...