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FLSA Compliance Issues

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  • FLSA Compliance Issues

    I wish Firehouse Magazine would do an in depth study/article on FLSA Compliance in the fire service. Particularly for combination departments. I have put many frustrating hours into researching how particular rulings affect different agencies, finding in the process just how complicated it is. It would be interesting to see just how many departments out there are compliant or even care one way or the other. Most I have found are more than satisfied to not only turn their head, but to insure ignorance by sticking it in the sand. I would be more than willing to contribute to this endeavour.
    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to voice this concern.

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    Prometheus,

    Your right. FLSA compliance is a nightmare for many (not all) in the fire service. When I worked as an Investigator for the Wage and Hour Division (agency responsible for FLSA enforcement), non compliance was prevalent in small fire stations. Our consulting firm has produced many compliance materials to help business get into compliance. I see now, there is a much larger need for FLSA compliance in the fire service, than what I originally thought. Soon, we'll create an FLSA compliance consulting guide for cities an fire stations.

    S Gundersen

    www.fidelt.org

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