Fifteen former or current Marinwood firefighters are suing the Marinwood Community Services District, claiming it shorted them on overtime pay.
The lawsuit alleges the district violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by miscalculating the regular pay rate upon which overtime is based.
The firefighters said the district should have included not just hourly pay in its calculation of the regular pay rate, but also other compensation such as special assignment pay, holiday pay, college incentive pay and reimbursement for benefit costs.
The lawsuit, filed Dec. 29 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, does not specify a dollar amount for the alleged underpayments. The suit asks for a court-ordered audit by the Marinwood district to determine proper compensation.
The firefighters are also seeking three years’ back pay plus interest and attorneys’ fees.
The plaintiffs are Ross Anderson, John Bagala, Ryan Brackett, Esteban Cespedes, Cesar Correa, Brad Davenport, Sean Day, Stephen Heine, Keith Larson, John Papanikolaou, Brandon Selvitella, Brian Smith, Jeff Smith, Joel White and Alexander Wilhelm. See full article HERE.