Published: Aug 20, 2013 11:31 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County commissioners unanimously agreed to pay $67,000 this morning, to settle a lawsuit filed by three high-ranking paramedics, according to our partners at the News-Press.

The paramedics claimed officials cheated them out of overtime pay and broke federal labor laws in the process.

According to the June 2012 federal lawsuit, Lee County arbitrarily reclassified the positions of three EMS captains in an effort to avoid paying overtime. 

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