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Fire Law Roundup – May 9, 2022

In this week’s Fire law Roundup for May 9, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a larceny case involving a volunteer fire company in Pennsylvania, a drowning case in Maine, discipline of a Jamaica firefighter protesting a schedule change, a ruling upholding Idaho’s firefighter cancer presumption law, and a California lawsuit alleging age discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower violations.

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Fire Law Roundup – May 2, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling in Connecticut on the ability of firefighters to file suit on a grievance without union support; the suspension of a So. Dakota firefighter who when to Ukraine to assist in rescue efforts; a Memphis battalion chief who was ordered reinstated with backpay; an OIG report on HR issues in the Chicago Fire Department; and the settlement of a discrimination suit in New Jersey.

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Fire Law Roundup – April 25, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss a decision reinstating a firefighter in New Orleans; an FLSA overtime suit by a captain in Louisiana; a suit challenging a union’s right to grieve the dismissal of a probationary firefighter; an award of $369k against FASNY; and a case refusing to invalidate a marriage between two Indiana firefighters.

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Fire Law Roundup – April 11, 2022

In this week’s edition of Fire Law Roundup for April 12, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a wrongful death lawsuit out of Rialto, CA, a negligence suit out of LA county claiming the medics mis-prioritized a seriously injured patient, the settlement of an LA discrimination suit, an appellate decision in NY on training injury benefits, and an OSHA citation arising out of a LODD fire.

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Fire Law Roundup – April 4, 2022

In this week’s episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss additional fallout from a sexual harassment lawsuit, the termination of an RI firefighter, the overturning of a punitive schedule change impacting E. Chicago firefighters, a suit against Illinois firefighters over a photo of a shooting victim, and a social media – First Amendment case out of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

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Fire Law Roundup – March 21, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss a LODD apparatus accident case out of Texas, a reckless driving with an engine case from Virginia, a fire chief theft case out of Louisiana, sexual harassment cases from Texas and Virginia, and several more from beyond the blog.

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2016 FLSA Roundup

Throughout 2016, the Fair Labor Standards Act continued to loom as one of the most important laws for fire departments. Here are the top 2016 FLSA for Fire Departments headlines, in rank order of importance:

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DOL’s New Overtime Rules

Today’s burning question: I heard a rumor that there are some new overtime rules coming out soon. Will these new rules have an impact on fire departments? Answer: That is a great question, and one I get asked a lot these days.

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The Year In Review – Top Fire Law Stories for 2015

It’s time to review the top Fire Law stories for 2015. There is no easy way to determine which stories were the most important this year, but Facebook gives us three pieces of information that offers some insights into which stories Fire Law readers think are most important based on three things: people reached, shares and likes.

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Charleston Firefighters Prevail in Overtime Dispute

The US District Court for the District of South Carolina handed down a ruling today finding that the City of Charleston violated the Fair Labor Standards Act in the manner in which it compensated its firefighters for overtime. The class action suit was filed by six Charleston firefighters in 2013 who alleged a variety of FLSA violations.

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