Executive Exemption and Fire Officers

In this Fire Law VLOG, Curt Varone and Bill Maccarone discuss three recent settlements involving high-ranking fire officers and their entitlement to FLSA overtime. What makes a high-level fire officer an overtime exempt executive or administrative employee under the FLSA? The FLSA and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations contain a long list of requirements necessary to classify any employee as an overtime exempt employee. Additionally, DOL regulations specifically state that “first responders” cannot be classified as an overtime exempt employee regardless of rank or pay level. Despite the DOL regulations, litigation involving FLSA overtime eligibility for fire department officers and other high-ranking emergency service workers is at all all-time high. Do you have questions related to FLSA overtime for high-ranking fire and emergency service officers? Please consider joining us this Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1 PM EST. For more information, click here.

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