Police Officers File Lawsuit against County for Overtime Pay

When Tennessee employees and employees all over the United States go to work they expect to be paid properly for the hours they work even overtime hours. Unfortunately many companies and businesses find ways around paying the proper amount of overtime to their workers or just fail to pay them overtime pay altogether. If you or someone you work with has worked overtime hours but have not received your deserved overtime pay, then you should talk to a Tennessee overtime pay lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation that is rightfully yours for the hours you have worked.

According to this lawsuit, police officers worked their full time jobs with the Sheriff’s Department but also worked for the Parks and Recreation Department part time patrolling park properties and responding to complaints. The police officers stated that they received for both jobs in one paycheck from the county. The officers claim that all the hours should be counted together and this would mean that they worked overtime hours and should receive the proper time and a half for those hours.

The police officers also state that any specialty or proficiency pay they received should be included as their normal pay and calculated to figure out their overtime pay. Sheriff John Buncich and the Parks and Recreation Department have been named in the lawsuit.

Tennessee police officers as well as other Tennessee employees and employees all across the country are entitled by law to receive time and a half for any hours worked over forty in a single work week. Unfortunately, cases just like this one occur all too often to hard-working employees. If you or someone you know has worked overtime hours but failed to receive the proper amount of overtime pay, then it is important that you contact one of our caring and experienced Tennessee labor law attorneys immediately. We will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for all the hours you have worked.

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