NYC Ordered To Pay Medics $14.5M In FLSA Suit

By Adam Lidgett (February 5, 2020, 9:19 PM EST) -- New York City must fork over nearly $14.5 million to more than 2,500 emergency medical technicians and paramedics who weren't properly paid for work done before and after their shifts, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick said the workers were owed $7.238 million in back pay and another $7.238 million in liquidated damages. In addition, their attorneys should collect about $3.3 million for fees and costs, he said.

The final judgment came after a jury found in October that the city and the Fire Department of New York willfully flouted the Fair Labor Standards Act by allowing...

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