MEMPHIS A call center company lauded by politicians for planning to open a facility in Memphis and add 1,000 jobs has been cited by the federal government for alleged violations of labor laws.
Conduit Global announced in January that it was bringing its call-center operations to Shelby County in an event attended by Gov. Bill Haslam and other local and state political leaders.
However, according to The Commercial Appeal, the U.S. Department of Labor says Conduit Global has violated labor laws, including record-keeping violations and failing to pay overtime and minimum wage. The Labor Department says that between 2009 and 2013, the New York firm shortchanged more than 14,000 people throughout the nation.
The company agreed in January 2013 to a settlement without admitting or denying the charges.