7th Circ. Revives Chicago Paramedics' FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a wage-and-hour collective action filed by paramedics against the city of Chicago, ruling that the plaintiffs have the right to proceed with their claims individually.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss the paramedics' case, which accuses the city of failing to properly compensate them for overtime, and remanded the case to the...
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