The Fourth Circuit Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under the FLSA Because Their Primary Job Duty is Being a First Responder

The Fourth Circuit Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under the FLSA Because Their Primary Job Duty is Being a First Responder

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (covering such east coast states as Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland) recently held that a group of fire Captains are entitled to overtime under the FLSA because their primary duty is being a first responder.

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Retaliation Finding and Substantial Monetary Award

On May 20, 2015, a split Fourth Circuit panel ruled Deltek, Inc., a Virginia-based software and information services provider, must pay a terminated whistleblower four years of front wages and thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) in college tuition.

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Fourth Circuit Allows Casino Workers to Proceed with Putative Class and Collective Action for Unpaid Training Time at “Dealer School”

The Fourth Circuit recently decided in Harbourt v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC that casino workers may proceed with a putative class action alleging that their unpaid attendance at a Maryland casino’s “dealer school” violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Maryland wage laws.

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Fourth District Upholds EIR for Cadiz Mojave Desert Groundwater Pumping Project Against Various CEQA Challenges

By | CEQA Developments | May 17, 2016

In the second of two published opinions filed May 10, 2016, the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s judgment upholding the lead agency designation and EIR for a controversial project proposing to pump 50,000 acre-feet annually for a 50-year period from an aquifer underlying Cadiz, Inc.’s Mojave Desert property in San Bernardino County. 

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