The City of Wynne will pay $150,000 to 24 uniformed police officers as it settles a federal lawsuit that alleged the workers didn't receive pay for all the overtime they worked.
The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday that, under a court agreement, the city will pay the money and pledge to comply with wage and hour laws.
The government said Wynne didn't pay for all overtime worked, including premiums for officers who worked more than 86 hours in a two-week period. The Labor Department also criticized Wynne's record-keeping.
The agreement still must be approved by a judge.
Under federal law, fire and police departments can establish non-traditional work periods and have overtime start after a certain number of hours. Employers are required to keep accurate payroll records.
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