A civil claim filed against the Board of Rogers County Commissioners for unpaid wages was discussed Monday morning.

The commissioners entered an executive session to discuss a civil case regarding unpaid wages at 10:49 a.m. Monday.

They returned to their chambers shortly thereafter at 11:05 a.m. and made a motion to retain the services of a law firm for representation in this case.

While the commissioners could not discuss the claim further, the petition filed in Rogers County District Court shows the plaintiff as Dee Ann Helm and that the claim was filed on Nov. 6, 2017.

According to the petition, Helm claims she was employed by the Rogers County Board of County Commissioners until she was terminated on or around Oct. 5, 2015 at which time "she had accrued personal and vacation leave of 498 hours for which she was not paid her hourly rate of $18.89."

The petition states that a written demand of this claim was made to the commissioners, but that the defendants "have refused to pay the amount due."

The plaintiff, according to the petition, is seeking her unpaid wages, totaling $18,814.44 "plus her costs, pre and post judgement interest and a reasonable attorney's fee."

As the case is currently ongoing, the board of county commissioners could not provide comment on the case.