Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Restaurant Associates and Personnel Plus
Current Parent Company: 
Compass Group
Penalty: 
$1,008,302
Year: 
2016
Date: 
July 26, 2016
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
Fair Labor Standards Act
Violation Description: 

The Wage and Hour Division announced that Restaurant Associates and its subcontractor, Personnel Plus, would pay $1,008,302 in back wages to 674 workers employed in U.S. Senate cafeterias. The division found the two employers violated the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act when they improperly classified workers paying them for lower-paying jobs than they actually performed and required employees to work prior to their scheduled starting times without compensation. Paying below the required rates also caused the companies to fail to pay the workers overtime at the proper rates.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Labor Department Wage and Hour Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
District of Columbia
Facility City: 
Washington
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry of Parent: 
foodservice
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Parent company note: 
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