Dept promises to pay contractor

The Department of Education has committed to processing payment to the contractor at the construction site of the R94 million Rooirand Primary School in Barkly West.

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has committed to processing payment to the contractor at the construction site of the R94 million Rooirand Primary School in Barkly West.

Work was halted on November 26 where tyres were set alight outside the partially built school.

The workers indicated that protest action would continue “day and night” until they were paid.

“We have not received any payment since the national lockdown was implemented in March although we have been working throughout this time. There were irregularities on the payslips of the few workers that did receive payment.”

Spokesperson for the Department of Education, Lehuma Ntuane, said on Friday the department had been in contact with the contractor regarding the outstanding payment.

“We have committed ourselves to make payment

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Dept. Of Labor Has Restraining Order Against Watertown Contractor

WATERTOWN, MA — The U.S. Department of Labor obtained a temporary restraining order against two construction contractors and a representative of one of the companies to prevent retaliation or discrimination after the defendants began a campaign of alleged threats and retaliation against an employee who complained about not receiving overtime pay and requested money he was due.

The restraining order includes a contractor from Watertown. JKA Construction Inc., a carpentry contractor in Watertown, Mendes Candido Framers Corp., a framing contractor in Hudson, and Luiz Mauro Vilela Jr., Mendes Candido’s vice president and secretary are listed on the order.

The order enjoins them, and those acting on their behalf, from violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by retaliating or discriminating against any current or former employee.

The court’s action follows a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation that found that a carpenter – who worked for JKA, and

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State Dept. Contractor Info Reveal Doesn’t Taint Security Deal

Law360 (October 28, 2020, 11:12 PM EDT) — The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Tetra Tech’s protest over an embassy security deal, saying the U.S. Department of State revealing the company’s proprietary information during the contracting process wasn’t deliberate or prejudicial.

A State Department employee mistakenly left pricing information from Tetra Tech Inc. subsidiary PRO-telligent LLC in a spreadsheet template tied to a request for bids for a contract for local guard services at the U.S. embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi, according to the GAO’s decision released Wednesday. That information came from the previous version of the deal, which had been awarded to PRO-telligent.

Although the contracting employee had acted carelessly, they had not acted intentionally, and the…

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