Tag Archives: overtime

Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss an FLSA Overtime and retaliation suit out of Phoenix; an appellate ruling on the appropriate calculation of the death benefit of Missouri volunteer firefighters; an ...

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Phoenix Captain Claims FLSA Overtime Violation and Retaliation

A captain with the Phoenix Fire Department has filed suit in federal court alleging he was improperly denied 7.25 hours of overtime and then retaliated against for seeking the extra compensation. Captain David Johnson filed suit naming the city and five chief officers for violating FLSA and retaliating against him.

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Fire Law Roundup for December 11, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 11, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit challenging the Cleveland Fire Department’s physical abilities test as discriminatory against women; an FLSA overtime suit in Brookline, Massachusetts; a locker search case ...

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Massachusetts Firefighters Alleged Overtime Violations

Two Brookline fire lieutenants have filed a class action lawsuit claiming the town failed to pay them overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Lieutenants Brian Bergeron and Paul Trahon filed suit in US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of 150 similarly situated firefighters.

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Pennsylvania Firefighter Alleges FLSA Overtime Violation

The president of Lancaster Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 319 has filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the city has failed to include longevity pay in the regular rate for purposes of calculating overtime compensation. Geoff L. Stone is seeking to recover damages for the unpaid, improperly calculated overtime compensation.

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South Carolina Fire Chief’s Overtime Prompts State Police Investigation

A South Carolina fire chief who resigned two weeks ago, is now facing a state police investigation into his claiming $42,000 worth of overtime since July of 2022. David Watson resigned as fire chief for the Town of Wagener on October 19, 2023 after being confronted with the allegations by Mayor Michael Miller and Mayor Pro Tem George Smith.

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Florida Deputy Chief Files FLSA Suit Seeking OT

A former deputy chief for a fire district in Florida has filed suit claiming he was not paid overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Brian C. Dubrasky filed suit against the Upper Captiva Fire Protection & Rescue District.

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Fire Law Roundup for July 24, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 24, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by a deaf North Carolina firefighter who sought an accommodation for an EMT exam; a rather unusual ...

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Fire Law Roundup for June 19, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 19, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a decision by the Seventh Circuit in favor of the City of Kankakee in a lawsuit brought by a female firefighter who accused her officer ...

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Fire Law Roundup for June 5, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 6, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit filed by DC firefighter-EMTs alleging the city reneged on pension-related promises; a lawsuit against Houston firefighters over their role in the death of ...

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Florida Chief Claims He’s Entitled to Overtime Pay

A Florida fire chief who resigned last December as part of a mass resignation, has filed suit against the fire district under the Fair Labor Standard Act claiming he was improperly designated as an exempt executive. Chief Jason Martin claims the Upper Captiva Fire Protection & Rescue Services District owes him overtime for all the hours he worked beyond 53 hours per week.

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Fire Law Roundup for May 15, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 15, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit seeking compensation for fire academy recruits in the Los Angeles County Fire Department who were quarantined in a hotel during the COVID19 pandemic; ...

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