Shift supervisors for the Corrections Corporation of America in Mississippi have filed suit for overtime claiming they were forced to work off the clock before the beginning of their shift and were misclassified as management/executive employees exempt from overtime pay requirements. As far as working off the clock the workers describe the following: they have to arrive as much as 30 minutes before shifts start to prepare and complete reports, sign post orders, pass through safety scanners and obtain safety equipment like handcuffs and pepper spray. Working off the clock is the basic genesis of this suit.
Source: Jackson Clarion-Ledger
Corrections Corporation (CCA) is a multiple and repeat, some would say serial, violator of overtime laws: Corrections Corp. of America pays $260,000 to settle overtime denial lawsuit;Working Off the Clock Overtime Suit by Shift Supervisors Settled for $7 Million.
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