What Will Sheriff Bobby Rader Do?
LIBERTY, May 27, 2015 – The issue involving accrued Flex Time and Comp Time at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department that i-dineout.com first reported on November 19, 2014 and again on January 22, 2015 is not going away and the Department of Labor may be running out of patience in dealing with Commissioners about the matter.
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At Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting the issue of accrued Flex Time was tabled with Commissioners seeking additional information.
According to Department of Labor the statute of limitations is only two years and that is what the department is demanding to be paid that according to them amounts to about $60,000 dollars.
Commissioners are considering paying LCSO employees their accumulated Flex Time for that two year period and since the statute of limitations has run out for Flex Time older than two years the employees would just loose older Flex Time beyond the statute of limitations.
Employees that are currently leaving the LCSO are getting paid for ALL of their Flex Time as they leave to seek employment elsewhere.
Sheriff Bobby Rader has allowed excessive Flex and Comp Time to be accrued by employees through mismanagement now will he go to bat for his employees and demand that ALL of there Flex Time be paid to get his department back into compliance with Federal Labor Laws or will he just say little about the issue in order to protect himself?
How much patience will the Department of Labor exhibit before they insist the issue be dealt with by filing a lawsuit against Liberty County on behalf of LCSO employees insisting they be paid?
Will Bobby Rader just continue to break the law and allow the poor management of the Sheriff’s Department employees to continue to allow Flex Time to continue to accrue in violation of Federal Labor Laws?
The entire issue has now been placed in the hands of Commissioners Court to solve.