November 10, 2011

N.Y. Comptroller: Metro-North unit abused OT rules

ALBANY, N.Y. — An audit by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that a 30-member unit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad abused overtime rules to create $1 million in compensation and future pension payments by $5.5 million, Bloomberg reports.

Supervisors for the signal-construction unit, which worked on Metro-North's Hudson and Harlem lines, assigned employees to nighttime duty even though they had day shifts, according to the report. The switch triggered a federal requirement that the workers rest while earning full pay during their regular shift the next day. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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