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Overtime, Straight Time, or No Time

Today’s burning question: My fire department works a three shift schedule on a 12 day pay cycle. We work four complete 24 hour tours during this time for a total of 96 hours. We get paid overtime for anything over ...

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Pittsburgh Settles FLSA Overtime Suit By Officers

The city of Pittsburgh has settled a class action lawsuit filed in federal court by fire officers claiming they were wrongfully denied overtime compensation. The suit was originally brought last August by Deputy Chief Harry Scherer, Battalion Chief Robert Cox ...

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Compensation for On Call Time

Today’s Burning Question: I work for a combination department. We have paid staff from 0700 to midnight, supplemented by volunteers. Our chief assigns the paid staff to be on call three times a month from midnight to 0700 time period. ...

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Honolulu Medics Allege FLSA Overtime Violations

EMTs and paramedics have filed a Fair Labor Standards suit against the city and county of Honolulu claiming they have been wrongfully denied overtime compensation. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Medics claim ...

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Pittsburgh Officers Sue Under FLSA

Three ranking officers of the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau have filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act claiming that PFB officers have been wrongfully denied overtime compensation. Deputy Chief Harry Scherer, Battalion Chief Robert Cox and Captain Edmund J. Farley ...

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Anti SLAPP Laws and the DC LT OT Debacle

Last week Dave Statter asked me to look into a case out of Washington, DC, where a fire lieutenant accused of working excessive overtime sued a local TV station claiming its coverage defamed him. The case was recently dismissed under a ...

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FLSA and Volunteers

Today’s burning question is one that has come up before, and will no doubt come up again: I am the new chief of a mostly volunteer fire department. The six career firefighters, who are all former volunteers, have never been ...

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Iraq and Afghanistan Firefighters File Suit for Over $100M

On Tuesday, twenty-eight US firefighters filed a class action lawsuit against Wackenhut Services International, Kellog-Brown & Root, LLC (KBR) and Halliburton Corp, claiming fraud, conspiracy, and breach of contract arising out of their work in Afghanistan and Iraq. The firefighters ...

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FLSA Overtime Suit Filed in Kansas City

A Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department EMT has filed a class action lawsuit against the city alleging that overtime pay for EMTs and paramedics has been improperly calculated. Marissa Hermsen filed suit yesterday alleging that EMTs and paramedics should receive ...

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