4th Circuit Ruling Says Immigrant Detainees Not Owed Minimum Wage Under FLSA

May 21, 2021 - Firm News by

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the minimum wage set by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act was designed to ensure that workers can maintain a minimal standard of living, but detainees have their basic needs provided for them and do not participate in the “free labor market.” The 4th Circuit is the second court to extend those rulings to immigrant detention centers, agreeing with a 1990 5th
Circuit decision in Alvarado-Guevara v. INS. Full Article