FBN’s Peter Barnes on the Labor Department’s proposed changes to overtime pay.
Los Angeles firefighters, police officers and other city employees received nearly $500 million in overtime pay for the 2018-19 fiscal year, and some city employees were able to double their salaries through working extra hours, officials announced Wednesday.
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According to a report released by the office of L.A. Controller Ron Galperin, 53 percent of all city employees — excluding the Department of Water and Power, which uses a separate payroll system — recorded more than 8 million hours of overtime. This amounted to roughly $470 million.