Lawrence officials have agreed to pay nearly $1 million in back overtime to dozens of firefighter captains, police sergeants and other city employees

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the city officials determined it had mistakenly misclassified some jobs as not eligible for overtime when they actually were.

The back payments will be made next month.

The issue goes back to the summer of 2019, when captains from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical requested a formal review of their status as exempt from overtime, thinking that the city may have overlooked a change in federal standards.

This story will be updated when new information is available.