Alameda County Fire Dept. Hit With FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A group of California firefighters is suing the Alameda County Fire Department, alleging it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it altered its method for calculating hourly rates and stopped paying them for time spent traveling while at work.

The proposed collective action was initially filed in December 2008 and also included as defendants three officers from the International Association of Firefighters, Local 55, the designated bargaining unit for the firefighters. A motion to dismiss claims against the officers was granted earlier this month. An...
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