A police officer has sued for unpaid overtime compensation the Tampa Tribune reports, "Former Tarpon Springs Police Officer Sues City For Unpaid Overtime."  The police officer was a canine handler and claims that the police canine was housed at his residence and he regularly worked above and beyond his 40 hour per week shift taking care of the police canine.  The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that an employee be compensated for all time spent working for the employer's benefit and that all time in excess of 40 hours per week be compensated at an overtime rate of one and one half times the regular rate.

Canine officers in San Diego recently settled a similar lawsuit for overtime compensation. See "Police Canine Handlers Settle Overtime Suit."

If you have not been paid the overtime compensation you have earned, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076. 

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