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Court Rules No Overtime For Flight Medics

Firelawblog.com - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 15:10
A federal court in Missouri has ruled that employees of air ambulance providers are not entitled to overtime compensation because air ambulance providers are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit was filed last year by a flight medic, Jacob Riegelsberger, against Air Evac EMS, Inc. under the FLSA because he and his co-workers were only paid overtime after they worked 84 hours in a two week paid period.
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Louisiana Court of Appeals Upholds Finding that Firefighter Was Liable For Accident

Firelawblog.com - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 22:00
The Louisiana Court of Appeals has upheld a verdict finding a firefighter 75% at fault for an accident because the emergency lighting on the vehicle that the firefighter was driving was insufficient to warn other drivers. The accident occurred as firefighter Troy Guitreau was responding to a medical emergency in Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 2...
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Michigan Dispatchers Sued for $25 Million

Firelawblog.com - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 19:25
Two Michigan dispatchers are facing a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit brought by the estate of a man who died when numerous 911 calls went unanswered because one of the dispatchers was “having a bad day.” The Estate of Stephen Greene filed suit in Wayne County Circuit Court last week naming former Canton Township dispatchers Rachel Rowell and Joshua Choroba
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Orlando Fire Chief Steps Down Following EEOC Report

Firelawblog.com - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:22
On the heels of an EEOC investigative report into allegations he sexually harassed a female subordinate, Orlando Fire Chief Rod Williams has opted to resign. Last year, Chief Williams was cleared of allegations that he harassed the same subordinate by an investigation conducted by an outside attorney.
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LA Settles with Former Fire Marshal For $800k

Firelawblog.com - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:29
The City of Los Angeles has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed in 2017 by former Fire Marshal John Vidovich for $800,000. The suit alleged a conspiracy between the mayor and the firefighter’s union led to Chief Vidovich’s ouster.
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