Fire Law Roundup for December 5, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 5, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a suit filed by a Georgia battalion chief who claims she was improperly categorized as an exempt employee, and improperly denied overtime; an Illinois ruling that a former fire chief was entitled to pension credit for the four and one-half months he was on paid administrative leave prior to his retirement; a lawsuit filed against the LAFD by a patient who was dropped; a suit by Wyoming firefighter who’s wife was killed in a wildland fire; and a contentious suit over the right of firefighters in the District of Columbia Fire & EMS to have beards.

Georgia Battalion Chief Files FLSA Suit For Unpaid Overtime

Court of Appeals Holds that Terminal Leave Counts Toward Pension Credits

Suit Claims LAFD Medics Dropped Patient Fracturing Her Leg

Wyoming Firefighter Sues Utility Over Wife’s Death in Wildland Fire

Four Firefighters Seek to Hold DCFEMS in Contempt Over No-Beard Rule

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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