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Special Overtime Rules for Police Officers

Best Practice

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides a partial overtime provision and a work period provision for police officer overtime. The FLSA also provides accrual of up to 480 hours of compensatory time instead of the 240-hour limit for other employees.

Special provisions exist to allow public sector employers flexibility around overtime for police officers, but most educational entities do not apply them in an effort to remain competitive in the market.

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