GEO Group, Inc.

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Along with attorneys Andrew Free, Devin Theriot-Orr, and Meena Mentor, SGB filed suit against the GEO Group, Inc. in September 2017, alleging that GEO violated the Washington Minimum Wage Act by not paying minimum hourly wages to civil immigration detainees who worked for GEO in its voluntary work program at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. The lawsuit is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma.

The Court certified the case as a class action on August 6, 2018. Due to delays caused by COVID-19, no trial date has been set.

For further information about this case, or to tell us about your experience in the voluntary work program at the NWDC, contact legal assistant, Mary Dardeau at (206) 233-1257 or (800) 809-2234 or