Philly Paramedics Lose Suit To Recover Overtime Pay

Law360, New York (October 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an upset for paramedics with the Philadelphia Fire Department, a district judge has sided with the city and denied their calls for overtime compensation under federal labor law.

U.S. District Judge Clifford Scott Green granted the city summary judgment in the overtime payment dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Sept. 29.

More than 100 paramedics filed a suit against Philadelphia in 2003, alleging they should have been receiving time-and-a-half overtime pay since 2000 for when they worked more...
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