9th Circuit: Time Spent Picking Up Fire Equipment Is Not Compensable
(September 9, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California fire protection district did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to compensate firefighters for the time they spend traveling to pick up their required gear, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 4, upholding a trial court’s decision (Steve Balestrieri, et al. v. Menlo Park Fire Protection District, No. 12-15975, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15785).
(Opinion available. Document #73-150911-016Z.)
Firefighters employed by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have special gear they are...