- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled against Entergy Vermont Yankee in a lawsuit brought by four employees who say they are owed more than 5,500 hours in overtime pay.

Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1Z514j9 ) the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals determined this week that the nuclear power plant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime to its security shift supervisors.

The lawsuit was initially filed by David Banford, Scott McGratty, Robert Miller and Gary Stratton in 2012.

The men previously worked for a private security firm hired by Entergy, but their employment switched over to Vermont Yankee after the plant moved its security services in house. They had received overtime pay while working for Wackenhut Corporation.

Officials say the guards could receive $535,000 in back pay.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

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