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  • 5 OT games most in NCAA Tournament round of 64

    March 21, 2014 10:46 PM

    With four games still to be completed, the NCAA tournament's round of 64 has never had this many games go to overtime. When Stephen F. Austin made an improbable rally to force OT against VCU in San Diego, it was the fifth overtime game of what is now called the... more »
  • Official: Obama to push for more overtime pay

    March 12, 2014 7:14 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A White House official says President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers. The directive is meant to help salaried workers, such as fast-food shift supervisors or convenience store managers, who may be expected to work more than... more »
  • Livingston Parish dealing with excess overtime Play Video

    December 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish has around $150,000 of unpaid overtime on its books, and now parish leaders are dealing with the problem. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says making lump-sum payouts is unrealistic. "We simply cannot pay it out. The budget won't allow that. If we paid it... more »
  • New rules approved for home health care workers

    September 17, 2013 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers. The new rules will impact about 2 million workers. Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974, when they were placed in the same category... more »
  • New Orleans police officer fired

    June 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a New Orleans police officer has been fired for clocking in overtime when he allegedly was doing personal business. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden tells The Advocate that Sgt. John Hunter was fired "after a lengthy, undercover Public Integrity Bureau investigation revealed that he had committed... more »
  • La. company agrees to pay $2M in back wages

    May 6, 2013 3:26 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette-based industrial services employment agency has agreed to pay nearly $2 million in back wages to more than 2,000 employees following a U.S. Labor Department investigation. The Labor Department said Monday that Hutco Inc. employees in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas were denied overtime compensation as a result... more »
  • Suit: Answering calls, scanning emails deserves OT

    February 7, 2013 6:33 AM

    CHICAGO - A federal lawsuit in Chicago claims scanning emails and answering calls from bosses on your smartphone after hours constitute work that should be compensated. Chicago police Sgt. Jeffrey Allen claims in the suit that the city owes him and fellow officers overtime pay for work performed on department-requisitioned... more »
  • Ex-bodyguard sues Justin Bieber

    January 10, 2013 7:18 PM

    A former bodyguard for Justine Bieber sued the singer claiming he was assaulted by him and wasn't paid what he was owed. Moshe Benabou claims Bieber failed to properly pay him overtime totaling $420,000. He also says Bieber berated him and then punched him in the chest. Benabou says he... more »
  • NO likely to cap emergency OT pay

    December 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies. It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during... more »
  • Hokies work overtime to win all-Tech ACC matchup

    September 4, 2012 10:37 AM

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - Cody Journell kicked a 17-yard field goal in overtime and No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech 20-17 on Monday night. Georgia Tech got the ball first in overtime, but quarterback Tevin Washington threw an interception. Tevin Washington's 10-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left... more »
  • Heat takes 2-0 series lead over Celtics with OT win

    May 31, 2012 10:21 AM

    MIAMI - LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Miami Heat pulled off the biggest playoff comeback in franchise history to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in overtime on Wednesday night. Mario Chalmers scored 22 for the Heat, who took a... more »
  • NFL OK'd playoff overtime rule

    March 29, 2012 8:38 AM

    PALM BEACH, Fla - NFL owners have OK'd the playoff overtime rule for the regular season by a vote of 30-2. To refresh your memory: No overtime game can end with a field goal on the first possession. The opposing team must get one series, and if it... more »
  • State report questions overtime pay at center

    April 28, 2010 7:15 AM

    An inspector general's report questions whether employees at a state-run developmental center in Ruston worked massive amounts of overtime for which they got paid. The report says ten employees with the state Department of Health and Hospitals Northeast Supports and Services Center received $407,000 for more than 23,000 hours of... more »
  • Kenner manufacturer agrees to pay back wages

    April 13, 2010 5:32 AM

    Workers at a Louisiana food and drink manufacturer got more than $46,000 in overtime and back wages after a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor. An investigation found that Kiko Foods Inc. was in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act for failing to pay production employees their wages... more »
  • NFL changes overtime for playoff games

    March 23, 2010 2:46 PM

    The NFL has changed its overtime rules for playoff games. Starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball. If the game is still tied after that, play will continue under the current sudden-death rules.... more »
  • Audit tells of 2009 misappropriation by deputy

    March 2, 2010 5:25 AM

    The civil sheriff of Orleans Parish is working to improve internal financial controls after a deputy misappropriated $50,000. An audit said a deputy falsified payroll records for special events. The sheriff's office discovered the problem last year and the deputy eventually pleaded guilty to misappropriation of public funds. The audit... more »

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