Spotsylvania Officers, Ex-officers Sue for Overtime

June 9, 2013

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) - Spotsylvania County is being sued by about 150 current and former law enforcement officer who claim they're owed a half million dollars in unpaid overtime.

The lawsuit alleges that the county erroneously applied a federal standard for overtime pay instead of the state standard. It also alleges that deputies were often required to work "off the clock" if their schedules exceeded the federal overtime threshold.

The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit is First Sgt. Tim Bryner of the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, He tells The Free Lance-Star that he hopes the lawsuit can be resolved amicably.

Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger Harris says the overtime issue was corrected shortly after the lawsuit was filed earlier this year.

Interim County Attorney James Benkahla declined to comment.

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