New England News
Tue May 22, 2012
Connecticut requires back pay from security firm
The state of Connecticut is requiring a private security company hired to protect several office buildings to provide its guards back pay after a review showed the firm breached its contract with the state. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…
In a letter to SOS Security Inc., obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Connecticut’s Department of Administrative Services said it wants the New Jersey company to provide a plan for rectifying the breach, including a complete payroll audit for all affected employees.
The union 32BJ requested DAS conduct the audit after hearing complaints from the guards. About 50 guards recently held a one-day strike.
In a letter to DAS, the firm said it had no room to pay senior guards more money because it had received only a two percent rate increase from the state.
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