The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Louisville, Kentucky firefighters in their claim filed with the Kentucky Department of Labor–Wage and Hour Division to receive back pay from the Louisville Metro Government for unpaid overtime.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of the Jefferson Circuit Court that found Louisville Metro Government in violation of the firefighters’ contract by not adding incentive and longevity pay into calculations for overtime pay for a 15 year period.
The 800 firefighters could be entitled to receive $7.6 million plus interest for the government’s violation. This amount is in addition to an award of $19.7 million received in a second action filed in Jefferson Circuit Court by Louisville firefighters covering a five year period.
For more information on this ruling read the Louisville Courier Journal article.
It is important that you understand your rights as an employee. For more information on Kentucky Wage and Hour Laws visit the Kentucky Department of Labor or contact a Wage and Hour attorney at Charles W. Miller & Associates