United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
Case No. 6:19-cv-03365SRB
What is this Lawsuit About?
In 2019, the Lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri alleging Correctional Nurses may not have been properly paid for all time worked. The lawsuit alleges certain Corizon pay practices violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and state law. The Lawsuit is pending before the Honorable Stephen R. Bough in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Southern Division, under the title Fritz, et al. v. Corizon, Inc. et al., Case No. 6:19-CV-3365-SRB.
Corizon has denied, and continues denying, all of the allegations in the Lawsuit and denies it violated the FLSA or Missouri law. Corizon maintains Correctional Nurses were properly paid for their hours worked. The Court has not decided who is right and who is wrong, or weighed the arguments of either side. The parties, however, agreed to a settlement.
You are eligible to receive a settlement payment in exchange for a release of your claims as alleged in the Lawsuit.
Who is included in the settlement?
The Court certified a FLSA collective action and a Missouri class action.
FLSA Collective: Any individual who (a) is, or was, employed by Corizon as an hourly, non-exempt nurse and worked more than 40 hours in a workweek (i.e., from Sunday at midnight through Saturday at 11:59 p.m.) on an hourly, or non-exempt basis between October 15, 2016, through the present, and (b) performed pre- and post-shift activity for which they were not paid because their time clock was not near (i.e., within 25 feet) of the facility’s entrance/exit. Nationwide notice was sent and 949 individuals joined the FLSA collective. Those 949 individuals make up the FLSA Collective.
Missouri Class: The Court also certified a Missouri class action consisting of current and former hourly correctional Nurses in Missouri from October 15, 2014, through the final disposition of this matter, who have pay periods where they did not record more than forty (40) hours in a seven day period, and worked at one of the following locations:
Boonville Correctional Center
Chillicothe Correctional Center
Cremer Therapeutic Community Center
Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center
Jefferson City Correctional Center
Kansas City Reentry Center
Maryville Treatment Center
Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
Moberly Correctional Center
Northeast Correctional Center
Ozark Correctional Center
Potosi Correctional Center
South Central Correctional Center
Southeast Correctional Center
St. Louis City Criminal Justice Center
St. Louis City MSI
Tipton Correctional Center
Transition Center St. Louis
Western Missouri Correctional Center
Western Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center
Crossroads Correctional Center
Your Options Under the Settlement
OPTION 1 – SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT
OPTION 2 – DO NOTHING
OPTION 3 – EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT
OPTION 4 – FILE OBJECTION
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