Fire Law VLOG on Compensation Issues for Volunteer and Part Time Firefighters under the FLSA

Today’s Fire Law VLOG episode addresses two common questions that relate to the compensation of volunteer and part-time firefighters under the Fair Labor Standards Act. What is the difference between employees and volunteers under the FLSA, and how does the FLSA treat part-time employees?

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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