Missouri Court Sides with Corrections Officers in Payment Dispute

money

A Missouri appeals court sided with the Department of Corrections (DOC) employees in a suit regarding overtime pay. Last year, a jury decided that thousands of current and former employees were owed nearly $114 million for pre- and post-shift work. The state appealed the ruling, but on Tuesday the Western District Appeals Court sided with the employees. Originally filed in 2012, the plaintiffs argued they were not compensated for work required immediately before or after a shift, even though they were expected to be on the premises to prevent violence or escape attempts. The plaintiffs are also asking for a policy change along with the compensation. 

October 28, 2019 - 2:33pm
Categories: 

Latest Posts

Missouri General Assembly Finishes Work for 2020 Session...For Now

The Missouri General Assembly completed its work for the 2020 legislative session, putting the finishing touches on bills filed earlier this session after...Read more

General Assembly Passes Legislation to Support Expansion of Rural Broadband

This week, Missouri lawmakers passed a bill supporting expansion of high speed internet access in Missouri. HB 1768 , sponsored by ...Read more

Fresh Start Act on its Way to the Governor

This week, the Fresh Start Act was truly agreed and finally passed. It now heads to the governor for his signature. The Fresh...Read more

Subscribe to Blog
  •  
  • 1 of 161