Corrections officers in Wisconsin have filed a class action lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime. The officers' claims are based on time they spend working off the clock before the official start of their shift. The corrections officers are not paid until they arrive at their duty posts; however, prior to that they perform work duties including security screenings, fitness for duty checks and equipment checks.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
This case presents a common issue and will turn on whether these tasks and duties, security screenings, fitness for duty checks and equipment checks, are considered an important part of the job's work and how much time they take up.
Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees to recover the overtime they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.