PHILADELPHIA – Several Philadelphia correctional officers allege they have not been paid overtime since early 2019.
Linette Johnson, Renee Campbell, Jason Kurth, Napika King and others filed a complaint on Sept. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the city of Philadelphia citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs are Philadelphia residents and are employed as correctional officers. They allege they perform non-exempt work during one of three shifts during the week and weekends that requires 24/7 coverage by a correctional officer. The suit states they are paid overtime at a rate of one-and-one-half of their regular wage rate for work beyond their regularly scheduled work week.
They allege they have not received overtime pay on their paychecks since April 12 since they were switched to a computerized time system.
The suit states that the defendant failed to keep accurate records of work done by the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by Howard K. Trubman of The Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-CV-04264