EMS Drivers should be paid overtime

Tri Community South EMS sued over overtime pay

By Brian Bowling

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
Updated 22 hours ago

A South Park man claims in a proposed federal class action lawsuit filed Tuesday that Tri Community South Emergency Medical Services has refused to pay him overtime since the Bethel Park-based organization hired him as a paramedic in 2011.

James Ryne Hatcher, age unavailable, claims he puts in an average of 10 hours of unpaid overtime weekly, including teaching CPR classes. He is suing on behalf of himself and at least 30 hourly employees he claims have been denied overtime pay in the last three years.

Tri Community South EMS is jointly owned and operated by Bethel Park, South Park and Upper St. Clair. An organization spokeswoman couldn’t be reached for comment.

Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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