As part of a plea agreement reached earlier this month, Jerry and James Schram, co-owners of a Vancouver, Washington construction company, will serve 30 days of jail time and perform community service. Their crime? Hiding information in an attempt to reduce their workers’ compensation premiums. In addition, the Schrams also pleaded guilty to misdemeanors for the unpaid wages and will pay 13 employees their back overtime, totaling over $350,000.
The plea agreement was announced by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, which brought the claims.