EMT Alleges Misclassification in New Jersey

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses a recent lawsuit filed by an EMT alleging misclassification as an independent contractor. Richard writes:

An EMT engaged by related companies that staff EMTs, security agents, and emergency medical responders for the companies’ customers in New Jersey or Massachusetts has filed a collective action complaint in New Jersey federal court. The lawsuit seeks overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act as a result of the EMTs’ alleged misclassification as independent contractors. According to the complaint, the companies hired, staffed, directed, managed, and employed the EMTs with unlimited power, authority, and the right to discipline, suspend, fine, and/or terminate the EMTs at will. The plaintiff also alleges that EMTs are required to perform their services in accord with the companies’ practices, policies, and rules. Kemerer v. First Responder Security Services LLC, No. 23-cv-22587 (D.N.J. Nov. 21, 2023).

Source: Independent Contractor Juxtaposition: November 2023 IC Legal News Update | Locke Lord LLP – JDSupra

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