East Greenwich Firefighters Claim Overtime Violation

Hardly a day goes by without a fire service FLSA lawsuit being filed or settled. This one in my own back yard is just the latest.

Bill Maccarone did a deep dive into this case already. Here is Bill’s take.

Here is a copy of the complaint: Perry v. Town of EG 2018 Complaint

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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