I recently resigned from a police department job. The department, a month later, signed their new contract (they had been without a contract for 10 years) and states that because i resigned a month before the contract was ratified, I am not entitled to an

I recently resigned from a police department job. The department, a month later, signed their new contract (they had been without a contract for 10 years) and states that because i resigned a month before the contract was ratified, I am not entitled to any retropay. Meanwhile, I worked on that job for two years doing straight time and overtime. Is this true? How do I go about fighting this decision if this is against the law

1 answer  |  asked May 10, 2019 08:57 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

V Jonas Urba
With or without a contract you are entitled to be paid for all hours worked. Regular hours and overtime.

Your employer is the village town municipality city or county. Not the union.

You enforce wage and hour claims either in state or federal court. Your union contract may have procedures and can enhance your pay rate but no contract can deny you all regular and overtime pay.

The beauty about New York is that you can go back up to 6 years to collect. And if you win your lawyer is paid by your former employer. Yep they pay your legal fees plus possible liquidated damages if you win. So start calling some employment lawyers on Monday. We love those cases!

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  May 12, 2019 6:05 PM [EST]

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