San Jose Expands Investigation Of Labor Violations At Emergency Housing Sites

San Jose is expanding its investigation of illegal labor practices, including wage theft, at emergency housing projects handled by Habitat for Humanity, but there’s no set date for when workers will get paid.

The city increased the restitution after Veev turned over additional information revealing more violations, including failing to pay workers for all hours and misclassifying workers, according to a city memo.

The city’s Public Works Department is demanding $319,631.46 in restitution for workers from Veev Build, a subcontractor, for various alleged labor violations reported by San José Spotlight at the Monterey/Bernal Emergency Housing Project earlier this year. The amount due is nearly six times what the city initially demanded from Veev in its first notice of violation in April.