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I have a question regarding overtime. I worked an overnight dispatch shift when the clocks were pushed back an hour last month. According to the roster, I worked the regular 11-7 shift, 8 hours. However, I was obviously on the desk for 9 hours (we are not entitled to breaks). It was not my scheduled shift; I was on overtime, filling in for someone out sick.

How does the FLSA, case law, or your department cover this? Apparently the hour the clocks are pushed ahead in the spring is a "freebie", but again, this is not my regular shift -- it was overtime coverage.

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Eric is right... I got called in for OT, that is not my usual shift. Unless I get called in again, I will not be working the "spring ahead" night.

Both dispatch and patrol are paid for 8 hours on "spring ahead" and "fall back"; as you said MPD64, they claim it balances out. Of course, it really does not, since most officers do not stay on the same shift or rotation very long, and may end up losing (or gaining) an hour.

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