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AZ and CA Firefighters File FLSA Suits Over Alleged Regular Rate Violations

Late last week, firefighters in two west coast cities filed separate FLSA lawsuits alleging they were shorted overtime pay by their employers. The first lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, by four Flagstaff firefighters, on September 20, 2018. The complaint makes two basic claims: The City of Flagstaff failed to include non-discretionary “premium ...

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California Police Officers Seek Holiday Pay Included in Regular Rate

Six Merced, California, Police Department employees have filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it failed to calculate overtime pay correctly. The suit was filed on August 17, 2018 by three sergeants, two patrol officers, and one dispatcher in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Specifically, these sergeants, officers, and dispatcher claim the city failed to ...

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Former Illinois Firefighter Claims Employer Violated FLSA

The Village of Villa Park, Illinois, is being sued by a former firefighter for alleged FLSA violations. Brandon Santiago filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and other “similarly situated” firefighters, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois last week. Santiago claims the village failed to include various wage augments in his and other firefighters regular ...

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Another Alleged Regular Rate Violation for California Firefighters

Another California fire department is facing allegations it failed to include all remuneration in firefighters’ regular rate of pay. Kevin Burris, a Petaluma firefighter, has filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the city alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Specifically, Burris claims the city failed to include holiday “in-lieu” pay and money ...

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The Regular Rate, FLSA, and Firefighters Part III

This is the third installment in a six-part series from FirefighterOvertime.org on the regular rate. Proper calculation of the regular rate is critical. All FLSA overtime must be at least time and one-half of the regular rate. The regular rate has been referred to as the “linchpin” of the FLSA. Not only is calculating the regular rate important, it can ...

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Allegations of Unpaid Overtime and FLSA Regular Rate Violations for some California Firefighters

Twenty-three current and former La Verne, California, firefighters have filed a federal lawsuit against the city for violations of the FLSA. The firefighters make two basic allegations in a six-page complaint filed in the Central District of California. First, the City of La Verne failed to pay some firefighters for all hours worked attending meetings, training, and performing other administrative ...

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