Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is facing a proposed class action filed by an employee who claims she and similarly situated workers were not paid properly calculated overtime wages. The defendant, which the complaint says is a “special district” that governs fire protection and emergency medical services to unincorporated areas of Sacramento County, allegedly implemented an illegal compensation method for which it undercut proposed class members’ rates of pay by failing to take into account “all statutorily required” forms of compensation when tallying the workers’ regular hourly pay rates.
According to the plaintiff, the specific remunerations left out when the defendant tallied proposed class members’ regular rates of pay included money owed to individuals who declined to contribute toward Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Division’s company health insurance.
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