Firefighter Overtime – The Blog

It is my pleasure to welcome my good friend and colleague Bill Maccarone to cyberspace with the creation of a new blog called FirefighterOvertime.org.

Bill and I have been teaching the Fair Labor Standards Act for Fire Departments program for the past two years, and Bill’s plan is to pass along his accumulated knowledge – together with the latest in FLSA headlines – to firefighters everywhere. Bill is a career firefighter and an attorney licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

You can expect a lot of back and forth between our two blogs, and I encourage all of my regular readers to follow Bill as he covers one of the most important topics for firefighters and fire service leaders.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
x

Check Also

Alaska Fire Chief Seeks FLSA Overtime

The fire chief of Salcha Fire & Rescue, Inc., has filed suit in US District Court for the District of Alaska seeking compensation for overtime worked since 2021. Chief Darrell VandeWeg claims that his duties as fire chief do not qualify him for any of the white-collar exemptions that normally would apply to fire chiefs.

Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024, Brad ...