A second lawsuit against the Utah Department of Corrections, filed by 17 probation and parole officers, claims that the officers are owed thousands of dollars for unpaid hours they spent on-call.
Five other officers made similar claims in a lawsuit filed last month. Both suits are filed in U.S. District Court.The new lawsuit, filed Tuesday, asserts that Utah law requires the department to pay officers one hour of regular pay for every 12 hours spent on call. The officers say they have not been paid for on-call hours since 1991 and are owed $317,617.
The officers have worked on a Special Walkaway Response Team and as trackers for high-risk parolees under intensive supervision.
Corrections spokesman Jack Ford has said the department is reviewing its on-call policies but denied the officers have not been paid properly for their work.