The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
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Question and Answer
Cops and Robers
“Michael Weissberg, a former sergeant in the South Miami Police Department is suing the city, seeking overtime wages for which he says he was not paid,” the Miami Herald reports:
Weissberg, 41, was hired on Jan. 24, 2005, and resigned March 23, 2013. In his complaint, Weissberg states he was “required to work approximately 30 minutes off-the-clock . . . for activities he performed at the City of South Miami Police Department prior to Roll Call.”
According to Weissberg, these activities included putting on and taking off his uniform, maintaining his weapon, maintaining his police car, and cleaning/maintaining his work uniform.
The complaint states that Weissberg worked 5-10 overtime hours per week for which he was not paid. Weissberg seeks back pay of overtime wages for all overtime hours worked, plus an equal amount as penalty and all attorneys’ fees and costs.
Wouldn’t it be easier just to telecommute? Then he could work in his bathrobe for all anyone would care.
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