Denied OT as a Police Sergeant?

October 10, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Police sergeants who were denied overtime pay.
Damages
Police sergeants who were wrongfully denied overtime pay may be able to file a claim to recover up to twice the amount of unpaid time-and-a-half wages originally owed to them.
Company(ies)
Police departments
Additional Details
Overtime wages for law enforcement employees may be paid on a "work period" basis, which can range from 7 to 28 consecutive days in length. Overtime pay is thereby due for hours worked in excess of 43 over a 7-day period; 86 over a 14-day period; or 171 over a 28-day period.
Date
In general, employees who were denied overtime in violation of state or federal labor law may be able to recover up to two years of unpaid overtime, or three years in cases of willful violations.