- Report: #372150
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Complaint Review: Basement Technologies
Basement TechnologiesCary ST, Brockton, Ma Brockton, Massachusetts U.S.A.
Basement Technologies You think he treats his customers badly? Read this... Brockton Massachusetts
*Consumer Comment: J PRATT Basement TEchnologies
*Author of original report: Still seeking help
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Rip Off Report Untrue and Full of Inaccuracies!
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It turns out that Mr James Pratt (owner of the company) had NOT been paying any taxes on the wages he was paying many of the employees, and even worse, was listing most of his employees as "sub-contractors".
In the course of researching these matter through the Massachusettes Atty. General's offices, it was found that Mr Pratt had previously been chastised by the IRS for the exact actions previously, but he just didn't care. He had also been warned about failing to maintain proper workers compensation on his sales staff and installation crews. But did he ever follow the "rules" and straighten things out? Obviously NOT.
In 2005 a group of employees file charges that Mr Pratt had been systematically stealing from their paychecks by claiming 'back charges' against them to recover money that he was losing as the result of poor product quality failures, and even worse quality of installation.
Over the course of about 2 years, and as the result of hundreds of hours of investigation by the Mass. Atty. General's office, it was proven that Mr Pratt had in fact been taking the money, or in some cases just refusing to pay at all.
In the end, Mr Pratt had to pay out more than $32,000.00 and back wages and payments, but that is not the end of it.
Although the final payment was accepted in June of 2008, the case is still continuing as it appears even more issue have surfaced which are yet to come to a legal "offering" at the bench.
As more of this unfolds, we will add to this posting for your information
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/11/2008 08:30 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Basement-Technologies/Brockton-Massachusetts/Basement-Technologies-You-think-he-treats-his-customers-badly-Read-this-Brockton-Mass-372150. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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