U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $125,516 in Back Wages In LaSalle Case

Oct 22, 2020

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), LaSalle Corrections – based in Ruston, Louisiana – has paid $125,516 in unpaid fringe benefits to 122 employees to resolve violations of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

 

WHD investigators found that LaSalle Corrections failed to provide required fringe benefits to employees at its facility in Tullos, Louisiana, where they performed work on the employer’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Investigators determined that the employer failed to make contributions to health and benefit plans on behalf of employees as required by law from August 2019 through October 2019.  

 

LaSalle Corrections currently manages 18 facilities nationwide with a total capacity of more than 13,000 inmates.

 

The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on prime contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various classes no less than the wage rates and fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality, or the rates, including prospective increases, contained in a predecessor contractor's collective bargaining agreement.