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Illinois Chief Alleges FLSA Retaliation

Former Paxton, IL, Chief of Police Robert Bane filed a lawsuit in federal court last week seeking money damages for unpaid overtime wages, additional unspecified money damages for retaliation under the FLSA, and a court order requiring that the city reinstate the chief to his former position. The lawsuit follows Chief Bane’s termination by the city in August 2017. Chief ...

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Wichita Fire Investigators File FLSA Overtime Lawsuit

Six Wichita, Kansas fire investigators have filed a federal lawsuit seeking overtime pay under the FLSA. The City of Wichita currently classifies fire investigators as employees engaged in fire protection activities under the FLSA’s §207(k) partial overtime exemption. The investigators claim they should be classified law enforcement personnel as opposed to employees engaged in fire protection activities for FLSA overtime ...

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Mississippi city owes police officers more than $850,000 in back FLSA wages

Approximately 119 police officers from Tupelo, Mississippi will be receiving more than $857,000 in back wages following a Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division investigation. The DOL determined the city’s “police department failed to adequately record hours worked by police officers” and did not maintain proper records related to “overtime hours or compensatory time owed to officers” as ...

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No More Mandatory Overtime for Las Vegas Metro Police. . .For Now. . .

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Protective Association, the union that represents Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers has won a temporary restraining order preventing the police department from mandating overtime for city police officers. The union is claiming certain provisions contained in the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the city and police officers do not allow for mandatory overtime. The ...

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Louisville Police Under Fire for Overtime Practices

In an effort to curb increases in violent crime, the Metro Louisville City Council approved an additional $1.2 million in overtime for city police officers in December of 2016. The money was to be used to increase patrols in certain high crime neighborhoods for an entire year. Now the police department is facing scrutiny on how the money was spent. ...

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Pay parity effort between New York City EMTs and FDNY results in new lawsuit

This past week two unions that represent New York City EMS workers and fire inspectors filed a lawsuit against the city. The suit accuses the city of refusing to release documents related to the race, gender, rank, and disciplinary history of both FDNY and other city workers. The union is seeking this information in an effort to illustrate EMS workers ...

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Police officers in Virginia sue city for unpaid overtime

Four Richmond VA police officers are suing the city for unpaid overtime. The officers filing the law suit were assigned to former mayor, Dwight C. Jones’ “Executive Protection Unit” (EPU). This specialized unit provided security and transportation for the mayor.  According to the complaint, these officers worked and were paid “significant overtime” in the past.  However, EPU operations and costs ...

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