Hampton, Va. – The city of Hampton has agreed to pay a settlement to police officers in a dispute over unpaid wages.
The city agreed to pay $3.5 million for the plaintiffs’ claims, attorneys’ fees and costs.
The claims were brought against the city by 208 current and former police officers who filed a class and collective action.
The court must first approve the settlement before it is final.
“We have always wanted to ensure that our officers are compensated fairly and this agreement accomplishes that goal,” said Police Chief Terry Sult. “Fair and reasonable compensation is important not only for our officers, but also for the tax paying citizens they serve and protect.”
Officials say the city is now working on an electronic time and attendance system to help them keep track of timekeeping information and support consistent application of laws and policies that govern employee compensation.