Lawrence agrees to pay nearly $1M in back overtime
March 14, 2021
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials have agreed to pay nearly $1 million in back overtime to dozens of firefighter captains, police sergeants and other city employees.
The city said in a news release Friday that the city determined it had mistakenly misclassified some jobs as not eligible for overtime when they actually were.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the back payments will be made next month.
The issue goes back to the summer of 2019, when captains from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical requested a formal review of their status as exempt from overtime, thinking th...