The US Department of Labor has filed suit against Child Protective Services for failure to pay overtime wages. The state actually enjoys sovereign immunity from such suits. So, if DOL does not initiate such suits, such a lawsuit might not be possible. According to the suit, CPS workers have been told to work off the clock. Yes, that would be a classic violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. See San Antonio Express News report. The suit is the result of a lengthy DOL investigation.
The suit seeks some $1 million in overtime wages for some 800 current and former CPS workers. As if the caseworkers did not have enough to deal with already, they must also deal with overtime wage violations. CPS continues to suffer from high turnover and low morale.