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Employees settle lawsuit against county
Agreement results in pay raises
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It took a year, but the lawsuit filed last August by four county officials versus Warren County Executive John Pelham has been settled. The lawsuit filed by Trustee Darlene Bryant, Clerk and Master Myra Mara, Circuit Court Clerk Bernie Morris, and County Court Clerk Lesa Scott was seeking to increase the pay of county employees in four departments.The lawsuit came after several county employees were hired into the Financial Management Department earning $28,500 a year. This created controversy because the county has several longtime office employees who earn around $20,000.Mara had a four-year employee who was making $18,313.50 per year.The four offices in question filed letters of agreement stating their initial salary requests to Pelham’s office.