Prison Officers Say NJ County Stiffed Them On Overtime

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Atlantic County, N.J.’s Department of Public Safety on Tuesday was hit with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court brought by two current employees who allege the department is illegally withholding overtime pay for its correctional officers.

George Herbert and Jeffery Creighton filed their suit on behalf of similarly situated correctional officers working as nonexempt employees for Atlantic County, saying the county has been withholding overtime pay in violation of the state’s Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour Law, since at least...
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