Brookfield construction temporarily shut down following alleged misclassification

KBE Building Corporation, the general contractor in charge of the construction project at 291 Federal Road was given a stop work order on Dec. 23 when issues arose over one of its subcontractors, according to Department of Labor spokesperson Juliet Manalan. According to Manalan, subcontractor Wall to Wall Drywall — a drywall company based in Brighton, Colorado — brought over 22 workers from various states including Colorado, Nebraska and Texas despite not being registered to do business in the state nor having any Connecticut Workers Compensation coverage. These workers were wrongly classified as independent contractors and not compensated for working overtime, Manalan said. KBE did not return request for comment but construction has since resumed.

Share This Article: