WPPA Wins Overtime Dispute Arbitration in Florence County

County Board Reversal of Sheriff’s Proper Decision Proves Costly

by Andrew Schauer, WPPA Staff Attorney

Association members in Florence County will continue to have their seniority rights respected and be offered overtime pursuant to a “call-in” procedure as provided for by their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Arbitrator Dennis McGilligan wrote a 14-page decision in favor of the Association to provide overtime pay explicitly denied by the Florence County Board to one of our members.

Florence County Patrol Deputies have a provision in their CBA stating that overtime must first be offered to “a regular certified full-time deputy on a seniority basis.” Out of that language, a procedure for calling in deputies for overtime opportunities was created and followed for … Continue reading