1. #1
    Forum Member
    Slaytallica45's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Belle Mead, NJ
    Posts
    282

    Default 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

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    FWDbuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Pee-Ayy!
    Posts
    7,411

    Default

    -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."

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    voyager9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Southern NJ
    Posts
    2,007

    Default

    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.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    Slaytallica45's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Belle Mead, NJ
    Posts
    282

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff

    Please tell me you arent thinking that your boss should have to let you leave and/or pay you for a run?

    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 that
    NJ FFII/EMT-B

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    Bones42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Pt. Beach, NJ
    Posts
    10,685

    Default

    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?

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Fertile Mn
    Posts
    38

    Default

    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.

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    394

    Default

    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.

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    FDNY101TRUCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    9-0-8
    Posts
    789

    Default

    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!
    9/11/01

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. World Of Fire Report: 08-20-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-21-2005, 02:03 PM
  2. Volusia county Volunteers Dwindle
    By captstanm1 in forum Florida
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-07-2005, 03:44 PM
  3. World Of Fire Report: 05-19-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-20-2005, 08:14 AM
  4. World Of Fire Report: 06-24-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2004, 08:42 AM
  5. New Jersey Laws on leaving for calls
    By postal79 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-30-2001, 09:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register