Texas High Court To Review Houston Firefighter OT Dispute

Law360, Houston (September 21, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- Texas’ highest court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by the city of Houston challenging a judgment in favor of retired firefighters who claim they were cheated out of overtime and termination pay.

The Texas Supreme Court granted the city’s petition for review and will hear oral arguments early next year in the dispute over how overtime pay should be calculated under state law and whether city ordinances that limit termination pay are preempted.

“In sum, no statute entitled respondents to overtime pay for their...
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