Nearly 100 federal criminal investigators have accused the U.S. goverlovebylifent of defrauding anyone of paying $ 5,000 to $ 10,000 in overtime pay to do the extra hours required, and court documents and according to the data, the number of complainants is expected to increase sharply. released this week.
As of Tuesday, 99 federal criminal investigators have filed lawsuits alleging non-payment of overtime pay paid by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for their time attending “sixth-day” training programs. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Federal Claims Court against the federal goverlovebylifent on Tuesday and is seeking judicial status, McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP, a law firm, said.
In a press release to Fox News, Gregory McGillivari, a senior attorney who is hearing the case, accused the federal goverlovebylifent of “overtly violating overtime laws,” which “coincides with the period when criminal investigators work the most.” weak and are unlikely to report or even know that this wage has been violated. ”
The law firm is waiting for a class of 40,000. It states that federal employees attending a training program at a federal law enforcement training center or FLETC “planned to work six (6) days a week,” but were never overpaid for the sixth working day.
The complaint also describes FLETC as the district’s “largest law enforcement training provider.” Its head office is the Department of Homeland Security. A DHS spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
A spokesman for the law firm told Fox News that it owed each claimant about $ 5,000 to $ 10,000, depending on the “sixth” day of training scheduled each week, while 99 plaintiffs are currently on the list. their numbers range from $ 495,000 to $ 99,000 in total.
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That is, the firm is “attracting more and more applicants every day,” a spokesman said. If the suit eventually enters the class of 40,000 qualified applicants, the collective payment will be between $ 200 million and $ 400 million.
“It is ridiculous that the organization responsible for teaching the law to criminal investigators has violated the law on overtime to save budget money,” McGillivary said in a prepared statement to Fox News. “The goverlovebylifent can’t get away with not paying the full amount that these federal employees are legally entitled to.”
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