Missouri Department of Corrections Officers Pre- and Post-Shift Work Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) is paying just short of $50 million to settle an employment class action alleging it required workers in corrections officers I and II positions to do pre- and post-shift work without pay. The complaint alleged MDOC paid neither straight time nor overtime for this work. This settlement applies to all prisons operated by MDOC between August 14, 2007 and the present.

Docket Number:


Company: Missouri Department of Corrections

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: August 14, 2007

Objection Deadline: September 5, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: September 5, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: October 11, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof to get a payment or submit a Claim Form. The claims process will be used to dispute the amount of settlement payments. Please keep your postcard with your CPT ID and pass code in case you wish to file a dispute.


You may be eligible if you are a Corrections Officer I or Corrections Officer II with the Department of Corrections of the State of Missouri, at any time between August 14, 2007 and the present for claims relating to unpaid straight-time pay, and between August 14, 2010 and the present for claims relating to unpaid overtime pay.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Settlement payments will be made according to a plan of allocation and will go out sixty days after the final approval hearing has taken place. (The hearing may be postponed or rescheduled without further notice; see the website to stay informed.) After checks have been mailed out, you may dispute the amount of your check, if you wish, by filing a Claim Form. The deadline for filing will be 11:59 pm PST forty-five days after receipt of the initial payment.

Also, beginning July 1, 2022 for the next eight years, through June 30, 2030, MDOC will add fifteen minutes per shift (only once in a twenty-four-hour period) to Corrections Officers I and II shifts to cover pre- and post-shift activities.

Total Settlement Amount: $49.5 Million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Burger Law, LLC
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca

Claim Form: MDOC Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Hootselle, et al. v. MDOC

Settlement Website: MDOC Website

Claims Administrator:
CPT Group, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Hootselle, et al. v. Missouri Department of Corrections
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Tags: Corrections Prisons Jails, Employment Violations, Failure to Pay All Wages Due, Not Paid for All Hours Worked, Pre- or Post-Shift Work