Employers are required under the law to pay workers for their overtime in the next paycheck for which they are paid for their regular work time as long as it is reasonably practical. For budget or other reasons, we are discovering that some employees are holding employee's overtime pay for 30 or more days. The reason for the timely payment of overtime rule is that if overtime is paid late, the workers cannot readily determine if it was paid correctly. Moreover, the delay unfairly and unjustifiably benefits the employer. The remedy for this is liquidated damages equal to the amount of the overtime that was paid late. Inexplicably, many local governments underpay workers by failing to correctly calculate the rate at which overtime is paid. They omit from the calculation of overtime pay types of payments that must be included to increase the overtime rate. They omit payments such as night shift differential pay, longevity pay, incentive bonuses, hazard pay, sick leave buybacks, and the like. This appears to be done by many, many local government and results in workers being underpaid. For example, see this Washington Post article highlighting these claims for thousands of workers we are investigating.