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Substitutions, Acting Out Of Rank, and The FLSA

Today’s burning question: Our department allows substitutions, not just within ranks, but one rank up and one rank down. As a result, concerns have arisen about what the FLSA requires when a substituting member acts out of their designated rank. Are substituting members entitled to compensation for acting while subbing?

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NJ and Indiana Fire Departments Settle Discrimination Suits

Two settlements are in the fire law news today. In New Jersey, the Neptune Township Fire District No. 1 settled a race discrimination case filed by an African American firefighter who claims he was wrongfully denied additional compensation for extra duties and retaliated against when he complained.

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