September 29, 2004
Albany- The Dougherty County School Board has settled a lawsuit with employees about overtime pay.
School systems around the country started getting sued a couple of years ago.
So last year, Dougherty County did an audit and began repaying uncertified employees and paraprofessionals overtime pay.
Seven employees wanted to sue but have now settled for around $37,000.
"But the board, because they acted promptly with this thing that's happening all over Georgia, really saved the taxpayers millions of dollars," said board attorney Tommy Coleman.
Hundreds of employees in the system accepted payment for their overtime last year instead of suing.
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