Fair Labor Standards Act for Police and Fire Employees

Information Memo

Published: April 9, 2024

FLSA Police and Fire Employees
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Learn about special issues in applying the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to police and fire employees such as the option to define an extended workweek, application to small departments, different ceilings on accrual of compensatory time, and rules for volunteer versus paid on-call fighters.