County could owe millions to employees over pay cuts

CLEVELAND (AP) — The county that’s home to Cleveland could owe more than $10 million to nearly 150 employees whose pay was slashed when their positions were reclassified under the new charter government. reports ( ) Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County could also owe millions of dollars to more than 700 employees whose work weeks were increased from 35 to 40 hours under the charter government swept in six years ago amid a wave of voter frustration with the county commissioner system.

A judge’s decision earlier this month on a 2013 lawsuit affects 23 employees but could benefit hundreds of others. The employees’ attorney says that’s because of a similar lawsuit filed last month and a class action lawsuit currently being appealed.

County spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan said officials are analyzing the decision.


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