City Scores Win In 1st Circ. On Police OT Exemption

Law360, New York (March 22, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a city or town does not need to notify its police officers before taking advantage of an exemption that allows municipalities to pay their officers less overtime than federal law would otherwise require.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued the ruling Wednesday, agreeing with Framingham, Mass., in a class action that alleged the town violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying its officers for additional overtime.

At stake was as much as $2...
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