Hecht Walker, P.C. Helps Win Lawsuit Over Clayton County and Unpaid Wages for Police

Posted by Hecht Walker, P.C.
Posted on June 21, 2018

Attorney Greg Hecht from Hecht Walker, P.C. assisted Clayton County law enforcement to win a $1.5 million settlement. Georgia County law enforcement settled the lawsuit that was targeted at their police officers and sheriff’s deputies, who claimed they were suffering from unpaid wages.

Clayton County will pay the $1.5 million to about 345 current and former police and law enforcement officials for attending mandatory and unpaid roll calls. Greg Hecht reported that the roll calls would last about 15 minutes. Roll calls are important tasks for police officers, and they include look out alerts, training, information about crime trends, etc.  This settlement covers three years of roll calls, even though the practice dates back decades. Hecht explained that the settlement partially consisted lost wages as well as damages. The County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeffrey E. Turner and the rest of the commission approved the settlement with no dispute, stating that they wanted to ensure all workers were paid equally and fairly.

Greg Hecht and our other attorneys at Hecht Walker, P.C. have represented several clients in employment disputes, including unpaid wage issues. Contact us today if you would like more information on employment law or if your business is interested in filing an employment lawsuit.

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