Update on a hotly debate topic by municipal policy wonks . . .
A snippet from Bloomberg law . . .
Kansas City, Mo., properly pays overtime under federal law to emergency medical technicians and paramedics, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit ruled Thursday in a lawsuit filed in the wake of a previously resolved wage and hour dispute.
Affirming a 2019 trial court decision, the Eighth Circuit declined to revive the case questioning whether the bargained-for wage structure for EMTs and paramedics violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The appeals court separately found that dual-function firefighters and paramedics, known as “fire medics,” are partially exempt from overtime provisions.
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