Orlando District Chiefs File FLSA Lawsuit

A group of twenty-four current and former “District Chiefs” from the Orlando Fire Department have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the city misclassified them as overtime exempt employees in violation of the FLSA. This lawsuit is the latest in a series of similar lawsuits filed by high-ranking fire officers from across the country seeking overtime pay. Quoting from ...

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Jackson Mississippi Firefighters Push for Pay Raises

Tensions between firefighters and their fire chief are running high in Jackson, Mississippi over firefighter pay and the chief’s newly proposed budget. The chief’s proposed budget, which does not include any pay raises for city firefighters has the firefighters seeing red. As a result, Jackson firefighters are pushing back against their fire chief and requesting a vote of “no confidence” ...

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Hundreds of Los Angeles City Firefighter/Medics File FLSA Lawsuit Against the City

Over 400 current and former Los Angeles City Fire Department firefighter/medics have filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California earlier this summer contains allegations that the city misclassified hundreds of firefighter/medics as employees engaged ...

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AMR Facing FLSA Lawsuit over Misclassifying EMTs and Paramedics as Independent Contractors

American Medical Response (AMR), the “nation’s largest provider of ground medical transportation” is facing an FLSA misclassification lawsuit from a former contract paramedic on behalf of himself, and other similarly situated individuals. The lawsuit, which was filed by former AMR medic Nathanial Dagley in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, contains allegations that AMR misclassified Dagley ...

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Los Angeles County Fire Prevails in COVID Related FLSA Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a lone Los Angeles firefighter for unpaid overtime while attending the county’s fire academy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit, which was initially filed in state court only to be moved to federal court in July 2021, contained allegations that both the city and the County of Los Angeles failed to ...

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Colorado City Facing FLSA Lawsuit from Fire Department EMTs

The City of Grand Junction, Colorado is facing an FLSA lawsuit from three fire department EMTs. The lawsuit, which was filed late last month in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado contains allegations that the city failed to pay the EMTs overtime after working 40 hours every 7-day workweek. The EMTs allege the city misclassified them ...

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Georgia County and Former Battalion Chief Settle FLSA Misclassification Lawsuit

Lumpkin County Fire Department, located in Dahlonega, Georgia has agreed to settle a 2022 FLSA misclassification lawsuit filed by a former battalion chief. The lawsuit, which was filed on November 30, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, contained allegations the county improperly classified Battalion Chief Sharon Booth as an overtime exempt employee in violation ...

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Settlement Reached in Mobile K9 Officers’ FLSA Suit

The City of Mobile, Alabama has reached a settlement with three police officers assigned to the city’s K9 division following an FLSA lawsuit over unpaid worktime. The three claimed the city failed to compensate them for some “off-the-clock” work necessary to care for their assigned K9s. The FLSA and Department of Labor regulations require employers compensate overtime eligible employees for ...

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FL Fire Protection District Faces Second FLSA Lawsuit in as Many Years

The Upper Captiva Fire Protection and Rescue Service District (district) is facing its second FLSA misclassification lawsuit from a former chief officer since 2021. The district provides fire and EMS services on the tiny island of North Captiva on Florida’s gulf coast. The island of North Captiva is located a few miles northwest of Ft. Meyers Beach and is only ...

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