Yes, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), paramedics are entitled to overtime pay. Overtime wages should equal one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. However, some states have also enacted overtime laws that regulate the number of hours an employee can work within 24 hours before receiving overtime. That is why, it is important to consult an experienced unpaid overtime lawsuit attorney about your possible case.
Paramedics often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek, but many of them are not paid overtime as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Paramedics are often required to be “on call” all hours of a day and do not get paid for rest breaks and meal breaks, even though they are necessary and required part of the work day. They also often attend before work and after work meetings with supervisors and are not paid for that time. Additionally, many paramedics are not paid for the time changing into and out of clothes and equipment for each shift.
If you or someone you know is a paramedic and have been denied wages for overtime hours, you do have legal rights and should contact our top rated unpaid overtime lawsuit attorneys today at (855) 754-2795. We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise. This means there will be no legal fees or costs to you until we win or settle your claim. Call now!