Secret Service Stiffed Tech Specialists On OT, Suit Says

Law360, Washington (March 24, 2015, 4:45 PM EDT) -- After the U.S. Secret Service cracked down on overtime pay, the agency failed to properly compensate its information technology and telecommunication specialists for extra work, according to a proposed class action filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Fourteen specialists allege in their Fair Labor Standards Act suit that Secret Service supervisors ignored a March 2013 agency directive forbidding more than 20 hours of administratively uncontrollable overtime pay in a two-week period. Instead, the plaintiffs claim, they were forced to work extra hours without proper compensation or documentation of their time.

"Defendant has routinely and regularly suffered, permitted or...

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