A team of lawyers at Cozen O’Connor has saved the city of Philadelphia more than $10 million now that a federal judge has ruled that a group of more than 300 paramedics are not entitled to additional overtime pay since they fall under the same exemption that denies overtime pay to firefighters.
In his 11-page opinion in Lawrence v. City of Philadelphia, Senior U.S. District Judge Clifford Scott Green ruled that Philadelphia’s paramedics are covered by �203(y) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established higher overtime thresholds for “fire-protection employees.”
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