SC County To Pay $1.5M To Settle EMS OT Suit

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 3:03 PM EST) -- A South Carolina county agreed Monday to pay a group of paramedics $1.5 million to settle a class action accusing the county of failing to pay adequate overtime and compensation for required off-the-clock work.

The paramedics and emergency medical technicians bringing the suit asked the federal court to sign off on the class settlement of their Fair Labor Standards Act and South Carolina Payment of Wages Act claims against Lancaster County.

"The proposed settlement agreement in this case is the product of extensive, arm's length settlement...
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