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Jail Employment

The Fifth Circuit dismissed a class action suit in which 890 current and former Mississippi prison system employees claimed they were not paid proper minimum wages or overtime compensation. The Fair Labor Standards Act preempts redundant state law tort claims when the state’s law does not provide for minimum wages and overtime compensation.

NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit dismissed a class action suit in which 890 current and former Mississippi prison system employees claimed they were not paid proper minimum wages or overtime compensation. The Fair Labor Standards Act preempts redundant state law tort claims when the state’s law does not provide for minimum wages and overtime compensation.

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