- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly 200 current and former Fulton County Sheriff’s Office employees have filed a lawsuit claiming the county has withheld millions of dollars in overtime pay from its employees.

WSB-TV reports (https://2wsb.tv/1Tyo5dn) that attorney Clifford Hardwick filed the lawsuit Friday in Fulton County Superior Court. The employees Hardwick is representing include deputies and office staff.

Hardwick says the county has a policy that forces employees to take comp time instead of vacation time for their days off. He says unused vacation time then converts into sick leave, and county policy prohibits employees from being paid for unused sick time.

According to Hardwick, employees weren’t paid for overtime hours worked or vacation pay that they earned.

Fulton County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says the Sheriff’s Office “reserves comment on pending litigation.”


Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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