Genie Harrison of Litt Estuar Harrison & Kitson LLP is featured in an exciting, exclusive, in-depth and inside interview, discussing
Headline Civil Rights News: Jarrod Tomassi and the Los Angeles Fire Department. Genie and Jarrod Tomassi, a former rookie with the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), allege that the LAFD has a practice of requiring or allowing rookies to 1) arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m. for a 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. shift, 2) stay over after 6:30 a.m. the next day, and 3) come in on their days off to work, including studying, drilling and training. However, the LAFD does not pay its rookies for the extra hours they work. The extra hours worked by rookies are allegedly overtime hours and allegedly should be paid at the rate of time-and-a-half. Federal law forbids the Fire Department from characterizing these extra work hours as volunteer time.
Genie Harrison is a superb trial attorney and handles all types of cases from single plaintiff matters to class actions. She was nominated for the California Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year Award and regularly speaks at seminars regarding employment law. Genie holds a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
You can contact Ms. Harrison at 213-386-3114, www.littlaw.com