Wackenhut Faces Overtime Class Action

Law360, New York (October 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former employee hit Wackenhut Corp. with a putative class action Tuesday, alleging the company denies its security officers straight and overtime pay in violation of federal and state labor laws.

The complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, claims Wackenhut, also known as G4S Wackenhut, routinely refuses its security officers regular and overtime wages and seeks relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Wackenhut’s pay policies also violate the Kansas Minimum Wage and Maximum Hours Law and the statutory rates...
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