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Port staffers not entitled to overtime, says Supreme Court

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Port employees are not entitled to overtime pay when working more than 8 hours a day. That's the decision handed down Monday by the Guam Supreme Court, which upheld a lower court decision that the law establishes overtime as straight time worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

The port employees filed a grievance with the Civil Service Commission arguing that a 1988 payroll policy establishes overtime as working more than 8-hours per day. But the CSC decided in favor of Port management, which argued that a 2009 law which adopted the port's personnel rules established the 40-hour per work-week threshold for overtime pay.

In a decision authored by Justice Phillip Carbullido, and concurred by Chief Justice Katherine Maraman and Justice Pro tem Joseph Camacho, the Supreme Court affirmed the superior court decision.

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