The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor is investigating the Austin Police Department over allegations of unpaid overtime, a matter that the police union expects to result in a lawsuit, according to Officer.com on July 10.
According to documents released by the Austin American-Statesman, Austin police officers regularly show up early to work in order to be ready for the shift ahead of them.
Austin City Council members were notified in a memo issued on July 8 by City Manager Marc Ott that the Labor Department had reached out to the city’s law department over concerns regarding the unpaid time.
Austin Police Association president Kenneth Cassaday said they are working through drafts of a lawsuit and noted that the union will be holding meetings from now until August to explore legal options and gather other police officers’ input.
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