State Might Have To Pay $100M To Correction Officers


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A judge ruled Nevada could be forced to pay up to $100 million in damages and unpaid wages to correctional officers across the state.

Now the question is, where would that money come from?

Reno-based attorney Mark Thierman said insurance companies might have to pay up but there’s a big chance it would have to come from taxpayer pockets.

In a lawsuit filed against Nevada and the Nevada Department of Corrections, more than 540 correctional officers said they didn’t get paid for work they did before and after the official start of their shift.

“You don’t know who’s going to go where, what your staffing needs are, you don’t know what equipment you need, so you find out what your post is,” said Thierman.

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