Police canine handlers have settled an overtime compensation lawsuit against National City, California reports the San Diego Union-Tribune, "Overtime Approved For Police Dog Handlers." The lawsuit claimed that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act required they be paid overtime for the time they devoted after the end of their shifts in caring for the canines. This time included about an hour a day devoted to grooming, feeding and training the dogs as well as taking them to the vet and other duties.
Work is work, and if you do it, you should get paid for it. This is the basic principle at issue in this type case.
Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees seeking the overtime and wages they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.