I work as a "service employee" on a federal contract. I was receiving the fringe benefit from the predecessor under the SCA from 1996 until 2013. When the contract was awarded to the successor, all my fringe benefits were taken away. My employer refused to pay the fringe benefits because my salary will be higher than the manager. Is this action legal? If not, can I sue for my benefits and damages?
Federal contracts and most state contracts have prevailing wage provisions. If your employer is working on a Federal contract or state contract you may have a claim for unpaid benefits. You should contact the labor department in your state and ask for assistance. They will have an immediate grasp of the situation and can help you. You could also contact an employment attorney in your area for assistance, you can find one here on AVVO. But, I would advise starting with the labor department-whatever name it goes by in your state.
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