The City of Tulsa, Oklahoma is one step closer to resolving an FLSA lawsuit filed by nearly 500 Tulsa firefighters. This past Wednesday, the Tulsa City Council approved a settlement in the amount of $1,060,000. The firefighter’s complaint, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in February 2022, contained several allegations related to the city’s overtime pay practices. Specifically, the firefighter’s alleged that the city failed to pay overtime for scheduled work shifts when required by the FLSA. The firefighters also claimed that the city failed to pay some overtime in a timely manner. The court still needs to approve the proposed settlement. We will keep you posted as this story develops.
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Here is more on the firefighters’ initial complaint from FirefighterOvertime.org