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Guards file suit against Oak Ridge contractor, seeking pay for ‘off-the-clock’ work

Knox News March 13, 2012

More than 300 current and former security police officers have filed a federal lawsuit against G4S Government Solutions, the government’s security contractor in Oak Ridge, claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The lawsuit contends that Oak Ridge guards were required to perform various activities before and after their work shifts without being paid their straight time wages or overtime as required by law. The suit was filed March 9 in U.S. District Court in Knoxville by attorney Garry Ferraris.

G4S does business in Oak Ridge as WSI-Oak Ridge. WSI spokeswoman Courtney Henry said the company had no comment at this time.

The lawsuit is seeking back wages for the past three years, which reportedly is the statute of limitations for willful violations of the federal labor act. If the court certifies this as a collective action, the lawsuit could be opened to hundreds of other Oak Ridge guards potentially affected by decision.

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