Denver Law Firm Seeking to Enjoin Feds from Allegedly Withholding Wages to Employees of a Veteran Owned Transportation Company

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VNT is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, the contract was set-aside for an SDVOSB. Many of VNT’s drivers are Veterans, the drivers continue to serve Veteran clients while VNT submits invoices to the VA for payment.

Stop the US Department of Labor’s Withholding of Payment to VNT’s Drivers

Veteran National Transportation

Stop the US Department of Labor’s Alleged Withholding of Payment to VNT’s Drivers

“Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC in Denver has filed an injunction to stop the US Department of Labor’s Alleged Withholding of Payment to VNT’s Drivers.” - Case Number: 17CV005790

Background

On April 28, 2017, Daniel McAuliffe of the law firm Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC in Denver, filed Case Number: 17CV005790 to stop the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from allegedly withholding the wages of drivers for Veteran National Transportation, LLC (VNT) in Tucson, AZ. According to Nicholas Price, VNT’s president, “wages are being allegedly withheld by the federal agencies, because the federal agencies claim VNT owes back-wages to the drivers.”

The case began after the VA awarded a contract to VNT, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), in May 2015 to provide “ambulatory, wheelchair and stretcher transportation services to eligible beneficiaries of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.” The VA pays for these services on a per “Unit,” expressly “as needed” basis. The contract incorporates the McNamara–O'Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires VNT to pay the DOL prevailing wage -- which VNT accounted for and paid its drivers while providing services to the VA.

VNT is asking the DOL and the VA to release invoiced payments to VNT to pay its drivers.

For more information, contact Dan McAuliffe, VNT’s corporate counsel.

Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC

1391 Speer Boulevard, Ste 705

Denver, CO 80204

303-534-1958

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