State officials in the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development have issued a stop order against GAlo Contractors Group.
The stop order was ordered after six alleged violations were found including: pay prevailing wage, post prevailing wage rates, misclassifying workers as independent contractors, hindering the investigation, failure to register as a public works contractor, and failure to obtain workers compensation insurance.
The Keansburg borough manager said that the contractor hired for the job was no Galo Contractors Group, but instead Ascend Construction who then sub-contracted the work.
Ascend Construction has been offered the opportunity to finish the work themselves for the same rate and agreed upon completion time. Bay Walk West (the project) is a $170,000 project and was in the middle of construction when employee’s put up safety barriers and left the site.