Prison Workers' Overtime Action Granted Certification

Law360, New York (November 10, 2009, 1:06 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted three motions for conditional class certification — from teachers, lieutenants and case managers — in a lawsuit alleging prison company The GEO Group Inc. failed to compensate overtime at its correctional facilities.

Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oklahoma signed an order on Monday granting the certification motions, all of which were filed July 17.

The court said the opt-in period to participate in the suit would last 45 days from the date of the...
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