President Obama unveiled new rules last week that govern exempt positions for overtime pay, meaning more employees are eligible for overtime pay.
The largest group of state workers – around 75 percent – get a three percent raise.
The raise for elected officials, including the mayor and city councilors, follows the raise the council previously approved for all city employees.
The suit alleges Terry Thompson's salary increased ten-fold in less than a decade.
The vote by the city council will apply to all elected officials.
A change in the cost of living index could eliminate the benefits of a city employee salary increase in Columbus.
Some faculty and staff at Indiana University are speaking out about the McRobbie pay raise.