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Posted on: July 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Maragos: Armor Employees Working at County Jail Were Underpaid By At Least $10K

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos released a Limited Review of Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc.’s compliance with the County Living Wage Law and found that during 2014 and 2015, at least 20 employees were underpaid by over $10,000, and 146 employees may be owed an undetermined amount of vacation pay. Armor has agreed to compensate all the underpaid employees. This Living Wage Audit did not address reported inadequate health care issues at the jail. A further audit review will address other contract compliance issues with Armor.
“These employees work under very difficult conditions and deserve to be fairly compensated and receive time off in accordance with Nassau County Living Wage Law,” said Comptroller George Maragos.
The review found that hourly base rates paid to certain employees in 2014 and 2015 were less than the minimum required by the Law, and that 20 employees are owed a total of $10,398. The review also found Armor did not provide accrued compensation time for employees classified as Per Diem. Employees who work more than 20 hours per week are entitled to leave-time compensation, and $889 of compensated time off is owed to six employees. Additionally, Armor’s post-termination vacation pay policy is not in compliance with the Living Wage Law; employees who are involuntarily terminated should be eligible for an accrued vacation payout.

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