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EBSA News Release: [11/18/2011]
Contact Name: Leni Fortson or Joanna Hawkins
Phone Number: (215) 861-5102 or x5101
Release Number: 11-1705-PHI

US Labor Department creates hotline to update former USProtect Corp. employees on status of back wages and retirement benefits

BALTIMORE — The U.S. Department of Labor has created a hotline for former employees of USProtect Corp., a defunct Silver Spring, Md., company that provided security services for federal buildings in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and the Virgin Islands.

In November, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland approved a global settlement allowing the U.S. Department of Labor to recover $7,968,744 in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets for more than 2,000 security guards formerly employed by USProtect Corp.

The dedicated number, 443-872-0160, will provide updates related to back wages and retirement assets due to the employees, as well as give them the opportunity to submit updated contact information.

More information on the case is available at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/whd/WHD20111678.htm.