Three federal contractors at the U.S. Army’s Fort Irwin training center in San Bernardino County have been ordered to pay more than $1 million in back overtime pay to employees who weren’t paid enough for on-call time.
The U.S. Department of Labor found that prime contractor CALNET and two subcontractors, Acclaim Technical Services and McNeil Technologies, violated Fair Labor Standards Act record-keeping requirements. The DOL claimed the contractors failed to maintain proper records of the number of hours employees worked and the compensation they were paid.
The three companies provide language, intelligence and information technology services at the sprawling Army post in the Mojave Desert.
All together, 865 employees who worked at Fort Irwin between 2008 and 2010 will split $1,060,554 in back wages. CALNET paid $676,698 to 597 employees, Acclaim Technical Services paid $234,311 to 177 employees and McNeil Technologies paid $149,545 to 91 employees.