NYC Emergency Workers’ $7.2 Million Overtime Damages Doubled (1)

Dec. 26, 2019, 4:24 PM; Updated: Dec. 27, 2019, 3:19 PM

Some 2,500 current and former New York City emergency medical technicians and paramedics are entitled to twice the amount of their unpaid overtime wages, which are about $7.2 million, a federal court in New York ruled.

A jury found the city willfully violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, blocking the city’s escape hatch for liquidated damages under the law, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

The EMTs and paramedics allege they perform unpaid work before and after each shift, including restocking their bags and properly exchanging narcotics with co-workers.

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