I am seeking information to support the rule regarding overtime pay for fire service personnel. As it stands now, we are told that hours must exceed 56 in a week to qualify for overtime pay. If someone could provide a reference document or website to support this, I would appreciate it. Or if you know something to refute this let me know as well. Thanks!
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03-02-2007, 12:17 PM #1
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03-02-2007, 04:50 PM #2
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The regulations for overtime is called the Fair Labor Standards Acst (FLSA): http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/flsa/-------------------
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03-03-2007, 09:29 AM #3
While I don't have time to research the FLSA right now, I can tell you with reasonable certainty that that is wrong. OT is based on the FLSA work cycle, and is a subject of bargaining. You may want to talk to someone at the AFFI. www.affi-iaff.org They will be able to answer your questions about this.
We just settled a contract, and changed the provisions to OT is defined as anything outside of your normal work week.IACOJ, Flatlander Division
03-03-2007, 12:17 PM #4
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I believe OT is anything over 212 hours in a 28 day cycle.
03-03-2007, 12:25 PM #5
IOW, whereas we work an average 42 hours/week and get OT for anything above those hours by contract now, we could agree to work additional hours at straight pay for between 42 and 56 hours but could not agree to work for more than 56 hours in an average work week without OT for the additional hours."Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"
The Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.
03-03-2007, 01:50 PM #6
In other words, your employer may specify a 7, 14, or 28 day tour and pay overtime after 53, 106, or 212 hours actually worked (leave time typically doesn't count). The tour start date doesn't have to correlate with your pay period, either.
This may be modified by CBA, but without one in place, the above rules would apply.
"Averaging" pay across pay periods to avoid a smaller check is permissible in some circumstances, but I can't remember the stipulations.
KenNFD1219 has already pointed out your best source.ullrichk
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03-03-2007, 02:04 PM #7
By working the 56 hour week, without true Kelly Days of some sort, you are garunteed overtime of some sort just by showing up for work. Is your department organized, or are you heading that way?IACOJ, Flatlander Division
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