New York Fire Department Pays $14.5 Million to EMTs

New York City has to pay over 2,500 of the Fire Department’s medical technicians and paramedics $14.5 million in the court case Chaz Perry, et al. v. City of New York and New York Fire Department.  Not only were the medical workers not compensated for pre and post-shift work, but they did not receive time-and-one-half pay for hours worked over forty.  The EMTs said that they swiped into work early to assemble their gear and coordinate with supervisors. They said