Today’s burning question: I am a newly appointed fire chief, and have some grave concerns about how the city is calculating firefighter overtime. When are you going to have your FLSA class in [my state]? I need some answers and the city’s attorney doesn’t seem to understand our issues.
Answer: Unfortunately we can only deliver the FLSA class three times a year, once on the East Coast, once in the Mid-West, and once in the West. I wish we could do it more frequently, but given the busy schedules of Bill Maccarone, Brian Massatt and myself, it is just not something we can do more frequently.
The class really requires all three of us to deliver. Ask folks who have been through it.
Look at it this way – the longer you wait to have your questions answered, the more the problem becomes yours and not your predecessors. Even waiting til December for the class in the Western states is unnecessary – as we have two classes coming up in May.
BTW – bring your attorney. He or she can earn Continuing Legal Education credits, depending on the state. Minnesota approved 21 CLE credits and RI is awarding 24 credits!