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U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $24,823 in Back Wages After Investigation Finds Contractor Violated Federal Requirements in Florida
SANFORD, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Trinity Technology Group Inc. – a federal contractor based in Manassas, Virginia – has paid $24,823 in back wages to 102 employees to resolve violations of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) for work performed at the Orlando/Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida.
WHD investigators determined Trinity Technology failed to pay required health and welfare benefits to security screening personnel performing work on a contract with the Transportation Security Administration, as required by the SCA.
“The U.S. Department of Labor is dedicated to ensuring employers pay workers all the wages they have legally earned. Contractors and subcontractors awarded contracts to provide services to the federal government must comply with all wage requirements under those contracts,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Wildalí De Jesús, in Orlando, Florida. “We encourage all employers to contact us with any questions they may have, and to review their pay practices to avoid violations like those found in this case.”
The SCA requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various categories no less than the wage rates and fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality, or the rates, including prospective increases, contained in a predecessor contractor’s collective bargaining agreement.
The Department offers numerous resources to ensure employers have the tools they need to understand their responsibilities and to comply with federal law, such as online videos, or confidential calls to local WHD offices.
For more information about the FLSA, SCA and other laws enforced by the WHD, contact the toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd.
WHD’s mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation’s workforce. WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.