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Police Union Wins $8 Million Dollars After Requirement To Check Phones Off Duty

Police Union Wins $8 Million Dollars After Requirement To Check Phones Off Duty

The Philadelphia’s police union just won 8 million dollars after they said that officers required to check their phones off duty was eligible for overtime.

The issue boiled down to whether being required to check your phone is considered an “on call” status.

The state determined that some of that does count as overtime.

Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby said that officers were required to check their phone for calls and e-mails many times a day and if they missed communication with city officials, they were subject to discipline.

The result is approximately $1300 per officer.

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  1. LegalBeagle

    More command officers huffing paint with the Good Idea Fairy. No one with any brains or integrity at all could think that this was appropriate.

    I wonder if anyone will have the brains to realize that this is a MAJOR discipline issue, and the intestinal fortitude to take such action. I bet not. I don’t do much with labor law, and even I know that this was wrong and completely indefensible. I hope that no one got legal advice before hand, because if they did, that’s serious malpractice.

  2. Katrina

    Finally a little justice for the police!! About time a city has to PAY them to treat them like crap!

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