05/08/2009

LAPD officers to be paid for on duty dressing time

By Joel Rubin
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Who knew the badge, the holster and the iconic dark blue threads worn by Los Angeles police officers could make punching the clock so complicated?

A federal judge ruled this week that Los Angeles Police Department officers should be paid for the time it takes them to put on and take off their uniforms and safety equipment, a decision that could cost the city millions of dollars in back pay and higher salaries.

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