Fire Law VLOG: FLSA Changes by Biden Administration Already Impacting the Fire Service

In this episode of Fire Law VLOG, Curt and Bill Maccarone discuss the changes that the Biden administration has already implemented to the Fair Labor Standards Act that will impact the fire service. They also discuss the changes that may likely be coming.

For more details on the upcoming FLSA for Fire Departments web conference February 9-12, 2021 – DETAILS/REGISTER

The next program after next week’s is May 11-14, 2021.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 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) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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