Wednesday, 05 February, 2020
Court enters $17,780,063.00 Judgment in favor of NYC EMTs and Paramedics in Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit.
On February 5, 2020, the Honorable Vernon S. Broderick entered judgment in favor of 2,519 EMTs and Paramedics employed by the City of New York and the FDNY in an action brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This judgment represents $7,238,513.00 in backpay; $7,238,513.00 in liquidated damages; and $3,303,037.00 in attorneys' fees and expenses. This judgment follows an October 24, 2019 verdict in which a jury unanimously found that the City suffered or permitted EMTs and Paramedics to work before and after their shifts without paying them and that the City’s failure to do so was done in reckless disregard of the law. This judgment represents a tremendous victory for the hardworking EMTs and Paramedics who went years without the overtime pay required by law.