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    my chief took me off the truck and put me on a 40 hour work week. but he is paying me my 56 hour rate. this cut my pay approx 33%. can anyone guide me on where to find the laws protecting us from this?

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    Originally posted by seeker1955 View Post
    my chief took me off the truck and put me on a 40 hour work week. but he is paying me my 56 hour rate. this cut my pay approx 33%. can anyone guide me on where to find the laws protecting us from this?
    Anything in your contract agreement?
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    • #3
      Which state are you in?

      And the reason he gave for doing this????

      Were you the only one???



      • #4
        other than the posted salary there is no contract agreement. ive been on admin leave for months. because there is pending litigation i cannot disclose the details here. but to answer your question. yes i am the only one. i may be the only one in the history of my department. he believes that because im considered a 40 hour employee that this is ok. i believe there is flsa laws preventing this, or so ive been informed, but i cannot locate them. i know there is specific language in surrounding departments mou's that spell this out so that there is no confusion. however to quote my chief in regards to mou's, policies, and sog's we dont really have much detailing expectations for either side of the fence because he likes "to be able to expand and contract at will".


        • #5
          So on admin leave

          40 hour work week

          most of the time pay is adjusted

          Is this in a incorporated city? As are there other city depts?
          or is the fd a stand alone entity ???


          • #6
            we are a stand alone district.


            • #7
              Sounds like no problem

              only other thing I can think of
              is contact a labor attorney


              • #8
                "5 U.S. Code 5545b - Pay for firefighters".

                i found it. it is a problem. it is illegal


                • #9
                  I take it you are not a Federal Firefighter???

                  If you are not, than what you cite does not apply to you.

                  If you are, have fun battling congress


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