Contractor Agrees to Pony Up for Shortchanging its Workers
A Government contractor, performing work funded by the Department of Transportation, has agreed to pay back wages, overtime, and fringe benefits to 77 employees. This agreement was the culmination of an investigation by the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The WHD found that the contractor violated requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We do not know why the WHD initiated its investigation. It could have been a result of a whistleblower or other complaint (as is often the case in these investigations) or the contractor could have been randomly selected as part of WHD’s ongoing oversight responsibilities.
Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: Contractor Agrees to Pony Up for Shortchanging its Workers