Kentucky State Police (KSP) K-9 officers have filed a suit making the most basic of claims: they performed work that they were required to do, that it was necessary for them to do and they didn't get paid for it at all. The K-9 officers are required to keep the police dogs at their residences and take care of them at all hours of the day and night. They simply seek to get paid for the work they do. The case is in federal district court in Frankfort, its title is Burke v. Kentucky State Police and you can read the complaint here.
These type suits are not uncommon; we've reported previously on similar suits filed in other states: Canine Officer Sues for Unpaid Overtime, Police Canine Handlers Settle Overtime Suit. The basic principle is if you do work, you're supposed to get paid for it.
Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees to recover the overtime and wages they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.