Detainees Sue Contractor Over $1 Daily Work Rate At Center

Law360 (June 22, 2018, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Current and former detainees at an immigrant detention center in Washington state who allege the site’s owner violated a state labor law by paying them a $1 daily rate for working at the center urged a Washington federal court on Thursday to certify their litigation as a class action.

Ugochukwu Goodluck Nwauzor and Fernando Aguirre-Urbina urged the Western District of Washington to certify a class of current and former detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, who, according to Thursday's motion, the GEO Group Inc. harmed by violating the Washington Minimum Wage Act through the $1 daily rate. ...

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