Philadelphia’s police union just won a first of its kind case in an overtime dispute with the city. At issue was if officers being required to check their phones or email was considered being “on call.”

The union just won a roughly $8 million settlement with the City of Philadelphia. For each officer that will mean roughly $1,300 in compensation.

They argued that officers were working off the clock by using their smartphones for work after hours. The state determined that some of that does count as overtime, 6ABC reports.


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