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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Labor Violations on Hurricane Recovery Contracts

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) found that 993 employees of nine Louis Berger subcontractors that provided power generator operation support for hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico were owed more than $5.5 million in back wages and benefits. DOL found that the subcontractors violated requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to pay employees fringe benefits, failing to pay required wages to employees misclassified as independent contractors, and paying employees flat rates regardless of the actual number of hours they worked. DOL also cited recordkeeping violations for employers’ failure to maintain a record of the number of hours employees worked. Louis Berger U.S. and its parent entity, Louis Berger Group, paid $5 million to resolve the SCA and CWHSSA violations, and the subcontractors paid $549,000 for the FLSA violations.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Labor
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Order
11/28/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Berger Group Holdings $5,030,449
Further Information Released
DOL Press Release 2/11/2019
Consent Findings and Order 11/28/2018

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database