FLSA, Vacation and Shift Trades

Today’s burning question: Can a firefighter assigned to a shift position take a 24-hour vacation day and then turn around and work on a shift-trade for a person on that same shift? Answer: Great question. There is nothing in the FLSA that prohibits a firefighter from taking a vacation day and working a shift trade.

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Vermont Firefighter Charged With Assault, Resigns

A Burlington firefighter who was caught on video pushing a man, has opted to resign after he was charged with simple assault. The firefighter, Kevan Mahoney, exchanged words with the unidentified man in front of the Burlington Police Department, pushed him once and then pushed him a second time hard enough to cause the man to lose his balance.

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Race Discrimination Settlement Subject to Bankruptcy Claims

There are many parts of the law that impact firefighters. A decision handed down last Friday by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida shows that even bankruptcy law has a role to play. The story begins with a Jacksonville firefighter, Terrance Holmes, who filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy in 2014.

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