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Feds Sue State Agency for Unpaid Overtime

Photo by Ian Crawford for KUT News
The Labor Department claims the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services and a Child Protective Services office owes some employees over $1 million in unpaid overtime.

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit in federal court in Austin, claiming that the state's Department of Family and Protective Services and the Child Protective Services Division in Austin owes some employees overtime pay. Over $1 million, to be specific.

The Associated Press reports that the lawsuit, filed today, alleges that about 800 current and former investigators and case workers were told not to record all the hours they worked.

Labor Department investigators conducted a three-year investigation after a complaint was filed.