Battle Creek must pay $80K in back overtime

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The City of Battle Creek has been ordered to pay more than $80,500 to 265 employees who were shorted on overtime pay.

The U.S. Department of Labor audited the city’s calculations between October 2010 and October 2012 and determined it owed $80,592.81 in unpaid overtime, which it must pay out by Feb. 21.

People who have pay due to them will be notified this week about when they can pick up their checks at City Hall.

The money will go to 265 current and former employees of several city departments — but not the fire department.

Last year, the labor department ordered the city to pay dozens of firefighters more than $73,000 in back overtime pay. But 65 current and former Battle Creek firefighters filed a federal lawsuit against the city, saying they were still owed tens of thousands of dollars.

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