Judge approves $3.2M lawsuit between City of Norfolk and police officers

Judge approves $3.2M lawsuit between City of Norfolk and police officers

Judge approves $3.2M lawsuit between City of Norfolk and police officers

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by Nick Ochsner, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 14 at 6:10 AM

NORFOLK -- A federal judge in Norfolk has signed off on a settlement agreement in which the City of Norfolk has agreed to pay millions of dollars to a group of police officers who say they were not paid enough money for working overtime.

The class action lawsuit, which was filed in 2012 on behalf of hundreds of officers, claimed the department was not paying officers time-and-a-half for working overtime, as required by state and federal law.

Under the terms of the agreement, which was approved by a judge on June 4, the city will pay $3.2 million to the officers. A notice of the proposed settlement must be sent to all of the officers who were named in the suit by June 16.

The settlement is expected to be complete by early July if it is approved by all of the named plaintiffs.

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