JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Department of Labor investigation into the city of Jackson not paying enough overtime continues as the city is scheduled for mediation in a lawsuit with firefighters who say they are owed $1.6 million in overtime wages and lost benefits.
If the city settles or is court-ordered to pay the wages, The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/wWRzlZ ) it'll be the second major wage payout for the city in the last three years. In late 2010, a dispute between the city and unionized JATRAN employees landed the bus drivers a $1.5 million arbitration settlement.
Meanwhile, Jackson City Council members have been critical of the administration for overtime costs that went up 28% last year from 2010.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com
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