Overtime Class Action Filed against Hinds County, Mississippi Sheriff's Department

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The law firm of Louis H. Watson, Jr., P.A. confirms that a overtime class action lawsuit has been filed against the Hinds County, Mississippi Sheriff's Department

The law firm of Louis H. Watson, Jr., P.A. confirms that a overtime class action lawsuit has been filed against the Hinds County, Mississippi Sheriff's Deparment. The lawsuit that was filed on July 27, 2012, alleges that non-supervisory employees of the sheriff's department were not properly paid all of the overtime wages they were owed. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges the sheriff's department (1) paid compensatory time on an hour for hour basis instead of the required hour and a half of compensatory time for each hour of overtime worked, (2) did not properly pay employees overtime wages for all the compensatory time they earned upon separation from employment, (3) did not have a limit of 480 hours of compensatory time that could be earned, and (4) did not accurately keep records regarding compensatory time.

The case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The case is Derius Harris, et al v. Hinds County Sheriff's Department, Civil Action No. 3:12-CV-542-CWR-LRA

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