City paramedics lose in demand for FLSA overtime pay

11/01/1997
City paramedics lose in demand for FLSA overtime payThe following case, Christian v. City of Gladstone, Missouri, 108 F.3d 929 (Missouri) 1997, is used as a resource with permission from the Firestation Lawyer Monthly Newsletter(TM), (ISSN 1086-8674), Vol. 10, No. 8, August 1997, Quinlan Publishing Co., Boston, Massachusetts 02210, (800) 229-2084. Background: The city of Gladstone, Missouri, created a public safety department that would unify emergency responses for fires, medical emergencies, and police calls. The department included a fire/EMS bureau with 16 safety officers, all certified firefighters. Christian and six others were also trained paramedics.The paramedics responded to fir...

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