U.S. Battles Home Builder Over Pay Probe

The Labor Department has stepped up pressure on PulteGroup Inc. in what has become a nasty battle between the Michigan-based home builder and the Obama administration over an investigation into the housing industry’s pay practices.

The main issue in the investigation, say people familiar with the matter, is whether brick layers, carpenters, laborers and other subcontractors hired by the big home builders are paid proper minimum wages, overtime and other benefits, as required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.