Texas Jury Splits Verdict In EMS Commanders' FLSA Suit

Law360, Dallas (November 16, 2012, 4:21 PM EST) -- A Texas federal jury issued a split verdict Thursday in an overtime suit brought by Emergency Medical Service commanders against the city of Austin, finding the employees weren’t paid on a salary basis but that their primary duties were executive or administrative work.

After about two and a half days of deliberations, the jury sided with the group of 31 field commanders from the Austin-Travis County EMS in finding they were not paid on a salary basis because they were docked pay if they worked less...
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Case Information

Case Title

Benavides et al v. City of Austin

Case Number



Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Lee Yeakel

Date Filed

May 25, 2011

Government Agencies

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