Fire Law VLOG – FLSA for FDs Update

In this edition of Fire Law Vlog, Curt and Bill Maccarone discuss the upcoming webinar on firefighter overtime and compensation, FLSA for Fire Departments. The US Department of Labor has made several important changes to wage and hour law over the past few months that will inevitably impact fire departments.

These changes include modifications to: the calculation of regular rate, white collar exemption, employees who work a “fluctuating workweek”, and the creation of a program for employers who find themselves to be in violation of the FLSA to avoid the penalties and costs that normally would apply.

Join us September 15-18, 2020 for this very important webinar.  Details/Register

If you cannot make the September class, we will be delivering it again on November 10-13, 2020.  Details/Register


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“Bill, Brian, and Curt did a great job breaking down massively complex, dense material into manageable, relatable, talks.  All three presenters are strong discussion leaders.”

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“As a chief officer with 20+ years of experience and MPA & EFO graduate, this is the, hands down, best course I have ever taken.  This course should be mandatory for all fire service executives.”

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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.

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