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Sarasota County school bus drivers file wage theft suit

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Should school bus drivers get overtime pay for being stuck in traffic or “sweeping (out) the bus”? A group of current and former Sarasota County school bus drivers says “yes” in a federal lawsuit filed this week in Tampa. They sued the county school board for “wage theft” for not being paid for a long list of time-consuming parts of the job. All their examples made up what they call “not paying employees for time worked beyond the time estimated by…

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