From the Daily News:
The construction management giant that built the Mets' Citi Field routinely cheats workers out of overtime, a former employee says.
Renee Sewell accuses Bovis Lend Lease of violating federal wage and labor laws for workers at sites in New York and New Jersey, including the Deutsche Bank tower demolition at Ground Zero.
Sewell, a former Bovis project engineer, sued in Manhattan Federal Court, saying she routinely worked 50 hours or more a week but was denied overtime premiums.
Sewell, of Hoboken, worked at the company from February 2007 through May 2009, when she was laid off.
Sewell's lawyers hope to sign up other workers denied overtime as part of a federal class action.
Bovis "deprived workers, who worked long hours performing low-level construction management services at its work sites, of the overtime premium to which the law entitles them," Sewell's lawyer, Rachel Bien, said yesterday.
Sewell's accusations come as federal probers pore through the books of the Australia-based management firm.