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Connecticut Sues Rest Stop Operator Over Alleged Refusal to Pay Workers $2.7 Million in Back Wages

Connecticut is suing the operator of the state’s 23 highway rest stops, alleging the company is refusing to pay more than $2.7 million in back wages owed to food service workers for Subway, Dunkin’ and other restaurant chains, state Attorney General William Tong announced Friday.

The state labor commissioner’s lawsuit was filed against New Haven-based Project Service, which runs the service plazas along interstates 95 and 395 and Route 15. The company is responsible for any failure of its subcontractors to follow wage laws and other legal requirements, according to the lawsuit filed in Hartford Superior Court.

The lawsuit alleges that from 2017 to 2019, the plaza workers were not paid the state’s “standard wage,” an amount for certain state contractor employees that typically is a few dollars per hour higher than the state’s minimum wage. A state investigation found more than 2,000 workers were underpaid, Tong said.

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