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  • #16
    Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    If you are covered by FLSA the law clearly states that you cannot volunteer where you work. It sets a bad precedent that could easily be abused by management to coerce employees into working for free.

    However, Officers and Chiefs could receive professional or administrative exemptions. At which point it become a moot point.
    Didn't you "try" and throw the BS flag on one of my posts in the "Boston, POV washing" thread? Are you now stating you can't have employees come in "off-duty" to work out? Here's the answer:

    After further review, the play and ruling on the field stands as called. Therefore, ScareCrow57 is charged a "time out" and will not be allowed any further challenges. So, pick up your BS flag and shove it!

    Originally posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    I would also say that there is a difference between doing work and doing advanced training, education, or working out.
    There isn't any difference. "On the clock is just that....on the clock"
    The most important task on the fireground is the one YOU have!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by CrnkB8 View Post
      Didn't you "try" and throw the BS flag on one of my posts in the "Boston, POV washing" thread? Are you now stating you can't have employees come in "off-duty" to work out? Here's the answer:

      After further review, the play and ruling on the field stands as called. Therefore, ScareCrow57 is charged a "time out" and will not be allowed any further challenges. So, pick up your BS flag and shove it!
      Negative on that. There is difference between working out and working. And if the workout is not mandatory then the employee can workout on their own time.

      There isn't any difference. "On the clock is just that....on the clock"
      On the clock is just that on the clock. Taking advanced training, college classes, working out can be done off the clock and on your own time.

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