NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio - Eleven current and former employees of a county jail in eastern Ohio are suing the sheriff and commissioners over for three years of back wages and overtime.
The Times Reporter in the Dover-New Philadelphia area reports the lawsuit naming Tuscarawas County Sheriff Walt Wilson says jail employees aren't paid for attending a required roll-call meeting in uniform 15 minutes before their shifts begin.
The meeting adds up to 2.5 hours to an 80-hour pay period, the suit says.
The newspaper reports the county doesn't dispute the mandatory meeting. It argues employees are compensated for meeting time because they're paid for 8 hours and have a 30-minute paid lunch.
One of the employee plaintiffs said workers are expected to be on call during lunch.
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