RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia State Police (VSP) chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association says they have filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Virginia as a result of Virginia’s failure to pay overtime wages.
According to the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, the VSP Chapter began to report problems with pay after discovering that overtime hours were missing from their paychecks.
They say there are numerous documented cases where members were not paid their earned wages or their earned wages were not paid on time.
“In one such instance, a member was not paid for overtime which was earned on January 6th while supporting the United States Capitol Police mission to protect the United States Capitol,” reads a statement by the Virginia Police Benevolent Association.
The chapter says at least 27 members have been affected by the issue that began earlier this year.
Chapter members are still continuing to report missing overtime payments with every pay period.
The chapter, as well as the Simms Showers LLP law firm — which is representing the chapter — have reached out to government officials at VSP and the Virginia Department of Accounts through various ways to work to get the pay issues corrected before litigation being filed in Richmond Circuit Court.
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