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October 6, 2020

MSE Files Complaint on Behalf of 1000+ D.C. Police Union Members

On October 5, 2020, McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of over one thousand members of the D.C. Police Union who are employed as police officers, detectives and sergeants by the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department and who have not been paid the overtime compensation due under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
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Tue, 10/06/2020

On October 5, 2020, McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of over one thousand members of the D.C. Police Union who are employed as police officers, detectives and sergeants by the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department and who have not been paid the overtime compensation due under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Specifically, the lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime resulting from the District’s failure to include the $14 per diem hazard payments provided to District employees required to report for duty in-person during the Public Health Emergency in the employees’ regular rates of pay upon which their overtime rate is based. This failure results in the employees receiving overtime compensation at an unlawfully low rate when they work in excess of the FLSA’s overtime threshold and represents a clear violation of the law. The lawsuit seeks backpay equal to the unpaid overtime owed to plaintiffs for the miscalculation of their overtime rate as well as an equal amount as liquidated damages.

MSE is proud to represent first responders, as well as other public and private employees, in vindicating their legal rights to overtime pay and benefits under the FLSA and related state laws. At a time when workers are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSE’s advocacy on behalf of workers nationwide is of particular importance in the fight to ensure that employees receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

For more information about workers’ rights during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit MSE’s Coronavirus Information page at https://www.mselaborlaw.com/resources/coronavirus-information.

Disclaimer

This post is for attorney advertising and informational purposes only. Nothing in this post should be construed as legal advice or as creating an attorney-client relationship with McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP or its attorneys. Although McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP seeks to help employees recover backpay and liquidated damages for unpaid overtime work, it cannot guarantee that any potential client in this matter will in fact recover any amount of money. Nothing in this post should be read to contain a promise or guarantee of success on the merits of this pending claim, nor should it create any expectation that joining the lawsuit will result in financial gain. McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP is a Washington, D.C. based law firm located at 1101 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20005. For any questions related to this post, please call (202) 833-8855 or email at otpay@wmlaborlaw.com.

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When McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP decides to take your case, it is because we believe there is an unacceptable workplace violation that has negatively impacted you or resulted in your employer paying less than what the law requires and which we have a reasonable chance of remedying. We recognize that meritorious claims should not go unremedied because of the level of a person’s resources.

To ensure accessible and available legal representation for all our clients, MSE handles cases through different forms of fee arrangements, including contingency fees, hourly fees and fixed fees.

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