I think what we're talking about here is two different classes of employees. Ms McNeill is a salary exempt position I believe so her reward in this suit and the accompanying codicil of NOT pursuing any legal action tells me that she was VERY right and the County Manager was VERY wrong. The speed at which it was settled tells me the County was afraid of going to court out of fear it could have been much worse with the accompanying bad publicity.
As for her employees they would have to file with the U.S. Dept of Labor Wage and Hour bureau if they have not already. Those folks would be eligible for overtime or compensatory time off depending upon what their job classification was. Ms McNeill is probably prevented from commenting on that.
County politics has become a tawdry issue for mostly bad reasons. This just seems like another in a long line of misdeeds, malfunctions, and personal indiscretions by our county leaders both elected and employed.
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