Canine Cops Say NYPD Stiffed Them On Dog-Care OT

Law360, New York (May 18, 2011, 12:54 PM EDT) -- A group of 95 current and former New York City Police Department detectives and officers sued the city and the department on Monday, claiming they failed to pay the required premium rate for overtime hours spent caring for police dogs.

The canine handlers' complaint, which invoked the Fair Labor Standards Act, says that the plaintiffs spent an extra hour caring for their assigned dogs outside of scheduled shifts, and 1 1/2 hours caring for their canines on days when they were scheduled to be off duty....
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