Tag Archives: Non-exempt

Texas Court Strikes Down Obama-Era EAP Changes . . . Again

The wait is finally over. On August 31, a federal judge in Texas issued an opinion formally striking down proposed Department of Labor (DOL) changes for Executive, Administrative, and Professional (EAP) employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The latest decision comes several months following this judge’s earlier ruling that postponed the long-awaited implementation of new federal regulations. ...

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Georgia Firefighters Claim County Violated FLSA… Again…

For the second time in three years current and former Augusta-Richmond County firefighters have filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of Georgia claiming the county violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The firefighters claim the county failed to include EMT stipends in firefighter’s regular rate of pay. Determining the proper regular rate can be challenging at times ...

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WA State Fire Department sues IAFF local over FLSA

The Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) has filed a federal civil suit against the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 3701 in the Eastern District of Washington state.  SVFD is looking for the court to issue a “declaratory judgement” that battalion chiefs and fire marshals are exempt from FLSA overtime.  This is a highly unusual suit for several reasons, let’s ...

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