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New Mexico Corrections Officers Win Wage Appeal at 10th Cir. (1)

Feb. 4, 2020, 7:38 PMUpdated: Feb. 4, 2020, 10:39 PM

New Mexico detention officers are entitled to pay for security screenings, briefings, and some other activities they undertake before and after their shifts because they’re integral to their principal work duties, the Tenth Circuit said Tuesday.

The 122 detention officers at Otero County Prison sued their employer Management & Training Corp. under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act, claiming they weren’t compensated for these activities.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reversed a district court’s award of summary judgment to MTC.

The U.S. Supreme Court set the legal test for deciding ...

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