The U.S. Labor Department has discovered the catering contractor Restaurant Associates (a subsidiary of Compass) and its subcontractor Personnel Plus underpaid 674 cafeteria workers in the United States Senate by $1 million, through wrongly classifying cooks and chefs as ‘food servers’ and by forcing workers to work unpaid overtime.
Compass has acknowledged some employees weren’t properly classified and said it had rectified the problem and back paid workers.
However the Labor Department claims some back pay is still outstanding and it is considering banning Compass from receiving federal contracts in the future.
Workers organized for their rights through Good Jobs Nation, a union backed organization of low wage workers employed by federal contractors.
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