In this episode of Fire Law, firefighter-attorney Bill Maccarone explains a recent decision by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in an overtime case brought by 82 firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District who alleged their overtime wages were not properly calculated. Listen as Curt and Bill discuss why the court ruled against the firefighters.
Here is a copy of the case: Balestrieri v Menlo Park
The FLSA is a complicated area of the law, one that poses difficult challenges for firefighters and fire departments. Curt and Bill will be discussing these challenges in our new three-day program, Fair Labor Standards Act for Fire Departments, being held in Las Vegas – February 9-11, 2016, hosted by the Clark County Fire Department. For more information, including $49/night rooms at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, click here.