LA Fire Dept. Staffers Owed Standard OT, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Fire Department's dispatchers and aeromedical technicians were entitled to standard overtime pay because they did not fall within an exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act for employees “engaged in fire protection.”

Affirming a California federal court's summary judgment ruling in favor of two groups of workers who sued the city claiming they had been underpaid, a Ninth Circuit panel found that the dispatchers and technicians did not qualify for the fire protection employee exemption to the...
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