Prison guards in Missouri will be able to recover significant amount of owed wages, after a decade long lawsuit. Approximately 13,000 current and former prison guards from over 20 state prisons across the Missouri stand to benefit from the $128 million settlement. The preliminarily approvedsettlement will be paid out in installments. First, $33 million of the total will go to affected employees that will each get a prorated amount based on how long they worked for the agency.Then, over the course of the next 8 years, $65 million will be paid out to prison guards via an extra 15 minutes of overtime for every shift they work.
The original lawsuit, which was filed back in 2012, ...Continue Reading →