West Virginia City Reaches $1.75 Million Settlement with Firefighters Following Holiday Pay Lawsuit

The City of Martinsburg, West Virginia has reached a $1.75 million settlement with a group of thirty-seven current and former city firefighters following a 2018 lawsuit over holiday pay. The settlement ends more than three years of legal wrangling between the city and firefighters that eventually made it all the way to the West Virginia Supreme Court.

The firefighters had alleged that the city failed to pay them holiday pay as required by West Virginia law. West Virginia law requires paid firefighters receive time and one half pay and/or time off in the future for all official state holidays.

According to the West Virginia Record, the city and firefighters agreed to the settlement on February 28 following a mediation session.  

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Here is more on the dispute from FirefighterOvertime.org.

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