AL City Resolves Underpayment of Overtime with City Firefighters

Rainbow City, AL has paid twenty-two city firefighters a total of $22,846.88 following a Department of Labor Wage and Hour investigation. The investigation looked at the way city firefighters were paid from August 2017 to August 2019. The investigation revealed the city failed to pay firefighters overtime and maintain records as required by the FLSA. Specifically, the city agreed to the following moving forward:

  • Pay fire department employees at least the federal minimum wage. ($7.25)
  • Pay fire department employees overtime at a rate of time and one-half after they have worked 212 hours in a 28-day work period.
  • Keep accurate records of straight time and overtime pay.

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