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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Waters v. AT&T (Overtime Pay)

Current and former employees of AT&T Services who worked for the company in California as senior database administrators, senior IT analysts (or senior analysts), and senior QC test analysts between August 2005 and September 2010 filed a class-action lawsuit claiming they were wrongly denied overtime pay. They also claimed AT&T failed to provide meal periods, failed to authorize and permit rest breaks, failed to provide proper pay statements, and failed to pay all wages due at time of termination. In May 2010 AT&T agreed to pay $17 million to settle the case.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
5/19/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $17,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/13/2011
Settlement Notice 5/13/2011
Settlement Order 5/13/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database