Back pay on way for substitutes


HONOLULU (AP) — An estimated 10,000 Hawaii substitute teachers could soon be getting their share of a $14 million settlement for back-pay claims.

A judge is putting the Honolulu law firm that brought the decade-old lawsuit in charge of disbursing the money.

The teachers are owed the money because of a 2005 Circuit Court ruling saying the state underpaid Hawaii substitute teachers millions of dollars from 2000-05.

Attorney Paul Alston said his firm hired a payroll company to cut the checks, which should go out after the end of the month.

Payouts range from a few hundred dollars to nearly $20,000.

 

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