Are police sergeants exempt from overtime pay requirements?

Police sergeants may not be exempt from overtime pay requirements. A recently-decided case, Mullins v. City of New York, No. 09-CV-3435 (August 5, 2011), ruled that New York City police sergeants were not exempt from overtime pay requirements.

This decision does not necessarily mean that all police sergeants are not exempt from overtime pay requirements, because differences in actual job duties could dictate a different ruling.

Misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements is a common violation of both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Kentucky wage and hour law.

Contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell with your questions regarding overtime pay; reach him at 859-254-7076.