Police K-9 Office Bob Diorio filed a an FLSA lawsuit against the Village of a local park so that he could collect money for the time he has spent taking care of the department’s service animal, Thor. According to the lawsuit, Diorio is seeking compensation for the two to three years worth of time he claims he has spent with Thor outside of his regular work hours, which should be time and half an hourly rate.
The lawsuit states that Diorio, “spends an excessive amount of time outside his regular working hours caring for, feeding, grooming and transporting his service animal.”
Finally, according to the lawsuit, Diorio’s annual salary totals $83,096, along with an added $2,000 stipend for being the K-9 officer. He earns $39.95 per hour, Village Manager Scott Niehaus stated, and was reimbursed $1,472 last fiscal year for food and supplies he bought for the pooch. Village Manager Scott Niehaus also stated that, “the village has not been formally served with the lawsuit and no internal grievances were previously filed by Diorio on the topic of overtime pay”
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