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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…

Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

In February 2005, after the U.S. Department of Labor found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Verizon paid $137,870 in overtime back wages to 26 employees at its Memphis location. The DOL determined that, from August 2002 to July 2004, Verizon technicians and customer service associates were not paid for short breaks, lunch periods and hours worked prior to and following assigned shifts.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Labor
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Fine
Date of Press Release
2/17/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Verizon Communications, Inc. $137,870
Further Information Released
DOL Press Release 9/2/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database