Fire Law Podcast Episode 13: Intro to the FLSA

In this episode, Curt and Bill Maccarone provide an overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

No other law impacts fire department operations nor costs local governments more than the FLSA. Since 1985 when the US Supreme Court decided Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority ruling that the FLSA was fully applicable to state and local governments, fire department cases have played a leading role in shaping the wage and hour landscape.

This episode is the first in a series on the FLSA for Fire Departments.

 

Fair Labor Standards Act for Fire Departments

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May 9, 10, 11, 2017Miami, Florida hosted by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue  Details / Register

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December 6, 7, 8, 2017Las Vegas, NV hosted by the Clark County Fire Department   Details / Register

 

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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