Tag Archives: overtime

Fire Law Roundup for July 8, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 8, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss an FLSA overtime suit filed by firefighters in Morgantown, West Virginia; an FLSA suit filed by Virginia EMTs who claims the county improperly paid them ...

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More FLSA Overtime Suits Out of West Virginia

Fifty-six firefighters with the Morgantown Fire Department have filed two suits claiming the city has not been paying them properly for overtime. One suit was filed in US District Court for the District of West Virginia and the other in Monongalia Circuit Court.

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Fire Law Roundup for July 1, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 1, 2024, Curt and attorney Bill Podszus discuss a lawsuit filed by seven LA City firefighters injured in the explosion of a CNG powered semi-truck; a litigation mess in Clarksburg, West ...

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Clarksburg Overtime Case Raises Questions About Retaliation

The Clarksburg, WV FLSA lawsuit covered last week has taken a turn with two additional proceedings coming to light. Firefighters actually filed two suits: the one we covered and a second suit filed in state court. In addition, the city terminated the fire chief who was a plaintiff in both suits.

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Entire West Virginia Fire Department Sues City For FLSA Violations

All forty-four members of the Clarksburg Fire Department have filed suit claiming the city’s method of calculating their hourly rate, regular rate and overtime rate violates the FLSA. The firefighters claim that the city pays them a salary, but has been making a mistake when converting their salary to an hourly rate.

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Fire Law Roundup for June 17, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 17, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss the case of a San Francisco firefighter who was viciously assaulted by a colleague prompting criminal charges, discipline and a civil suit; a lawsuit filed ...

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US DOL Announces Increases to White Collar Salary Test

The US Department of Labor has announced changes to the executive, administrative and professional employees exemption, and more specifically - increases to the minimum salary that must be paid to white collar employees to qualify under these exemptions. These changes have been expected, although the specific minimum salary and dates of implementation were subject to some speculation.

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Alaska Fire Chief Seeks FLSA Overtime

The fire chief of Salcha Fire & Rescue, Inc., has filed suit in US District Court for the District of Alaska seeking compensation for overtime worked since 2021. Chief Darrell VandeWeg claims that his duties as fire chief do not qualify him for any of the white-collar exemptions that normally would apply to fire chiefs.

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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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