Judge Advances Class In FLSA Suit Against Prison Co.

Law360, New York (December 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has backed a bid for class status by current and former employees of Corrections Corp. of America who are suing the prison management company for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Judge John W. Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas ruled Tuesday that the group of corrections officers, case managers and other nonexempt hourly employees of CCA met the standards for conditional opt-in class certification, holding that the allegations indicated that the company systematically denied its workers payment...
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