Los Angeles County Firefighters Overtime Case
The case against Los Angeles County is a lawsuit filed on behalf of Los Angeles County Firefighters that seeks recovery of unpaid overtime. The case was filed in federal court in Los Angeles on September 5, 2008 as a collective action on behalf of all similarly situated Los Angeles County Firefighters.
The case alleges that the County of Los Angeles does not properly calculate firefighter overtime as required under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA overtime must equal to 1.5 times an employee's regular rate of pay. The “regular rate” must include all non-discretionary bonus pay.
If you worked as a Los Angeles County Firefighter (including engineer, paramedic, search and rescue, hazmat, etc) in any rank between September 5, 2005 and the present and worked overtime you may be entitled to join the case by submitting a “Consent to Join” form that can be found at the case website www.lacofirefighter.com.
The case alleges that firefighters in Los Angeles County commonly earn such bonuses, including bonuses for EMT, Paramedic, HazMat, USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) and other certifications. The case alleges that Los Angeles County does not always include the bonus pay in the regular rate from which Firefighter overtime is calculated.
If you would like further information or to review the court documents you may visit the case website at www.lacofirefighters.com or contact Donahoo & Associates attorneys directly by calling 877.788.5353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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