Yes, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), emergency medical service (EMS) workers are entitled to overtime pay. Overtime wages should equal one and one-half times their regular rate of pay.
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers 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). EMS 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.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for emergency medical service workers to be denied overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in a single workweek. However, the failure of the employer to pay required wages can give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
If you or someone you know is a emergency medical service worker 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!