More Retro Coming
Buried at the bottom of an article about how the City is once again, settling winnable lawsuits, is this bit of information:
- The third settlement — for $937,000 — will resolve a class-action lawsuit filed by Chicago Police Officer [R.B.]
The suit claims that the city violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by excluding “all overtime pay” from retroactive pay hikes tied to the five-year police contract that expires on June 30, 2017.
“Plaintiff [R.B.] and the putative class worked in excess of 171 hours in at least one, 28-day pay period and were not paid their full overtime compensation,” the lawsuit states.
This stems from the FOP caving to Rahm's demand that retro pay not be applied to overtime earned. This was against Federal law, something that the FOP, the FOP lawyer missed completely. And far be it from Rahm to point out his legal team was winning due to the ignorance of the other side. Five years later, and a mere 9 month before this Contract expires, some people will be getting money owed.