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Court Workers Deserve Overtime, Too

A lawsuit filed recently in the Southern District of New York alleges that the Office of Court Administration (“OCA”) has been pressuring court clerks to work overtime without paying them for it. Court documents say that budget cuts and resultant staffing reductions have increased the workload for existing employees, and that impossible demands have forced clerks to work overtime despite not receiving proper compensation. The lawsuit further claims that supervisors have gone so far as to doctor time records to make it appear that clerks were not working overtime when in fact they were. Beranbaum Menken stands with the Plaintiffs in this case. Expecting hourly employees to pick up the slack caused by insufficient funding is not acceptable.