Wackenhut Settles With Ex-Worker In Fla. OT Action

Law360, New York (July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Wackenhut Corp. has settled a putative overtime and retaliation class action brought by a Florida woman who claimed the security firm violated federal law by refusing to pay her overtime and fired her when she complained.

The $35,000 settlement, entered Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, came after successful mediation, according to the agreement. It follows a recent settlement in a similar case in Kansas federal court.

Under the deal, named plaintiff Barbara Nguyen is to receive payments totaling...
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