Cops Best Boston In FLSA Dispute Over Pay Period

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Backing a labor commission decision, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that Boston city officials violated collective bargaining mandates when they imposed longer pay periods on the city police force to reduce overtime obligations.

On Monday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court determined that the city was required to bargain with the police union over the 28-day pay period it unilaterally imposed in 2002, and owed its police years of overtime subsequently denied.

Under the modified pay program, Boston police received time-and-a-half wages for all hours worked in...
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