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Law360, New York (September 29, 2016, 2:28 PM EDT) — New Jersey’s Essex County and a contractor it hired to run an immigration detention facility will pay $4.8 million in back wages and fringe benefits to 122 employees they were accused of paying at roughly a third of the federally mandated rate, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division said Thursday.

Administrative Law Judge Stephen R. Henley signed off last week on Essex County and contractor Community Education Centers Inc.’s agreement to pay $4.8 million to settle claims they misclassified corrections officers to avoid paying…

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