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Hampton to pay $207,000 to 42 current and past police officers

Hampton to pay $207,000 to 42 current and past police officers

HAMPTON — The City of Hampton will pay nearly $207,000 in back wages to 42 current and past police officers following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation into compensation practices at the Hampton Police Division. It was more than a year ago that the Labor Department began looking into the police division for possible violations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, mostly involving overtime pay. As a result, the city will now pay $206,936 to 34 current and eight past police officers, said Senior Deputy City Attorney Lola Rodriguez Perkins. That's an average of $4,927 apiece. But the officers' checks, to be issued by June 30 under a Labor Department deadline,...

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