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US Mint Police Officers Can Pursue Overtime Pay

(CN) - The Court of Federal Claims allowed police officers at the U.S. Mint to press for protection under the Fair Labor Standards Act in their bid for back pay and overtime pay.

Although the officers are exempt from the overtime provisions of the Act, they sought inclusion, claiming they spend more than half their time on protective and investigative duties.

The government argued that the Court of Federal Claims should not hear the case, since the Mint was converted to a non-appropriated funds instrumentality in 1995.

Judge Hodges ruled that the court does have jurisdiction, because the Mint is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department, which is an executive agency subject to the provisions of the Act.

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