Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries

Overtime Compensation

Early Resolution | 05 July 2018
Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration

A police officer complained that officers were not paid appropriately for working on Elections Day in May 2017. The RCIPS set a rate of pay for officers who were required to work on that day which was different from the provisions in the Public Service Management Regulations. The officer insisted the law was quite clear regarding the overtime rates of pay for civil servants. The Ministry referred the matter to the Office of the Attorney General for a legal opinion. The complainant approached our office, frustrated that the Ministry had not responded to his complaint eight months later.

We wrote to the Ministry indicating that the delay was unreasonable and requested a response on behalf of the complainant. The Ministry prompted the Office of the Attorney General for the legal opinion which found in favour of the complainant.