Firefighter Overtime Suits Show Complexities under FLSA

CATEGORY: Authored Articles
CLIENT TYPE: Public Safety
DATE: May 20, 2022

With the knowledge gained from working side by side with fire departments, Lisa states, “[Firefighter] schedules are just very hard to fit into normal pay practices and normal overtime rules. The FLSA partial exemption seeks to account for those unique hours but it’s still pretty complicated to administer.” Lisa calls for “guidance from the courts to help us understand whether or not those new rules from the Department of Labor could be given legal effect by a court or a judge.”

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