New York City Owes Medics Nearly $18 million in Unpaid Wages, Appeals Court Rules

“This is excellent news for the plaintiffs, and for all EMTs and paramedics who work for the city, risking their lives on a daily basis to protect the citizens of New York,” said Union President Oren Barzilay.

Thomas Tracy and Larry McShane
New York Daily News

A Manhattan federal appeals court upheld a multimillion-dollar jury verdict ordering the city to compensate New York City Fire Department paramedics and EMTs for unpaid work done before and after their scheduled shifts.

The 40-page Friday decision by the Second Circuit Court declined to reverse a 2019 federal jury verdict that the city had violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by stiffing the 2,519 plaintiffs, with compensation set at nearly $18 million.

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