Lawsuit Filed: GEO Group, Inc. sued for minimum wage and overtime violations

On February 8, 2016, Dunham & Jones P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in San Antonio, Texas against The GEO Group, Inc. on behalf of former licensed vocational nurse, Elizabeth Waggoner, alleging both minimum wage and overtime violations.

The GEO Group, Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Corrections Corporation, is the nation’s second largest for-profit prison operator. For more information on The GEO Group, Inc., see this article from NPR:

Ms. Waggoner filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for all unpaid overtime and minimum wages she accrued within the three-year period prior to the filing of the suit.

Ms. Waggoner alleges that while employed by the GEO Group, Inc., she was forced to work off the clock, without pay, during her lunch periods, even though she performed work during her lunch periods. If you have to clock out for lunch, yet you continue to perform work for your employer during your lunch, this is considered compensable time and you should be paid for such time.

If you or someone you know worked for the GEO Group, Inc. and were not paid overtime or were not paid for working through lunch, contact employment attorney Doug Welmaker at Dunham & Jones, PC, at 1-800-344-4444 today.

About Doug Welmaker

Douglas B. Welmaker is an Employment Attorney with Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, PC. He was raised in Houston, Texas and has been practicing labor and employment law for 20 years, representing Defendants and Plaintiffs in both state and federal court. In the last seven years, he has limited his practice to representing employees who have been wrongfully denied overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Welmaker handles employment cases including retaliation, minimum wage and overtime violations. You may contact him at 1-800-344-4444.