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(1) An employee displaced or terminated in violation of this Chapter may bring an action in a Court of competent jurisdiction against the awarding authority, the terminated contractor and/or the successor contractor, jointly or severally, for violations of any obligations imposed under this Chapter and may be awarded:
(a) back pay, including the value of benefits, for each day during which the violation continues, which shall be calculated at a rate of compensation not less than the higher of:
(.1) the average regular rate of pay received by the employee, during the last year of the employee's employment in the same job classification times average hours worked per work day over the past four months; or
(.2) the final regular rate of pay received by the employee at the time of termination times the average hours worked per work day over the past four months; and
(b) reinstatement to his or her former position at no less than the last wage rate, with benefits and hours worked per work day, that the employee received.
(2) If the employee is the prevailing party in any such legal action, the Court shall award reasonable attorney's fees and costs to the employee as part of the costs recoverable.
(3) This Section shall not be construed to limit an employee's right to bring common law cause of action for wrongful termination.
(4) Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.
(5) Any awarding authority or contractor who knowingly violates this Chapter shall pay penalties per employee per day of violation of fifty dollars ($50) to one hundred dollars ($100).