03-17-2006, 09:58 PM #1
NJ laws about volunteers leaving work?
sorry if this has been posted before, didnt see it anywhere. but does anyone know if NJ has any laws regarding employers having to let volunteer's leave for calls, or if a volunteer is late/misses work because of being at a call?NJ FFII/EMT-B
03-17-2006, 10:59 PM #2
-Yes, this has been posted numerous times in the past.
(If NJ is like most of the other states)
-NO your boss DOES NOT have to let you leave work for a response if he/she doesnt want to.
-NO your boss DOES NOT have to pay you for time lost if late arriving to work because of a response.
-NO your boss MAY NOT discipline you for being late if on a response. He/She just doesnt have to pay you.
Please tell me you arent thinking that your boss should have to let you leave and/or pay you for a run?"Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
03-17-2006, 11:47 PM #3
As stated above, I don't think NJ has any different then any other state.
Now, I think NJ was proposing something similar to what you were describing, but I can't find any references to it. It was something about tax credits for employers who allow employees to respond to calls if they are located with 5 miles of the township, but I'm pretty sure they still wouldn't have to pay you.
03-18-2006, 01:30 AM #4Originally Posted by FWDbuff
sorry if its been posted numerous times, i searched and couldnt find anything on NJ specifically. my boss already does let me leave for calls, but a couple of my friends were saying that it was actually a law and was just trying to see if there was any truth to thatNJ FFII/EMT-B
03-19-2006, 11:35 PM #5
They can't discipline you for being late, but they can find any other reason in the world instead. Just like a cop can't pull you over for cell phone use (yet) so they'll use something else as a reason. No, not legal, but unproveable."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
04-02-2006, 04:15 PM #6
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I know that this isn't NJ but I do believe that in the state of Minnesota you can't be fired for leaving to respond to emergency calls. They just don't have to pay you for that missed time. I do believe that public saftey takes president over employer rights.
04-08-2006, 09:50 PM #7
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in my state, you can not be fired for being late for work, if out on a call, we alway's get a note from the officer in charge stating we was on a call. just so they know we wasn't just out doing something else. but you can be fired for leaving work if you are not supposed to.
04-18-2006, 03:47 AM #8
One of my friends who used to work at Wal-Mart in NJ said that if needed by the FD you could leave...NEVER FORGET!
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