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Lawsuit says CPS workers shortchanged on OT pay

Houston Chronicle, June 8, 2011

Child-welfare investigators and caseworkers responsible for protecting Texas children are forced to work off the clock and shortchanged on overtime pay, the U.S. Department of Labor alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

The lawsuit, in federal court in Austin, claims 800 current and former employees of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services' Child Protective Services division are owed more than $1 million in back overtime wages. The government also is seeking damages equal to that amount.

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