By: Michael A. McGill
Attorneys Stuart Adams and Michael McGill recently combined efforts to successfully vindicate the First Amendment and union rights of three Board members for the Santee Firefighter’s Association, Local 4373.
Fire Captains Jon Sengebusch, David Leask and Justin Matsushiata were all very active and vocal union members for the Firefighters’ Association. The Captains served various official positions with the Association Board, including part of a labor relations committee. Over the course of a couple of years, the Captains brought to light and blew the whistle on various safety concerns within the Department. These concerns related to a number of failures by the Fire Chief, including his failure to implement basic safety recommendations of the Association following a series of preventable severe injuries by firefighters.
On May 22, 2015, a federal District Court ruled that the City of Sanger violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to properly compute the overtime rate for its police officers. The Court’s order is groundbreaking, as it expands the definition of what must be included in the overtime rate of pay. It further means that the City must immediately recalculate the overtime rate of pay for every sworn peace officer employed by the City going back three years. Attorney Michael McGill represented the Sanger POA and its members throughout the litigation, and is the first attorney in the state of California and the Ninth Circuit, to prevail on the issue presented.
The Law Offices of Adams, Ferrone & Ferrone have successfully negotiated with the City of Bakersfield to establish a new Worker’s Compensation Alternative Dispute Resolution
AF&F Secures a Contract For the Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorneys Association Through Fact Finding
Adams ferrone & Ferrone has secured a contract for the Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorneys association (SBDDA) after winning in the fact finding hearing. At
On November 21, 2014, Adams, Ferrone & Ferrone won a dismissal in a Federal criminal excessive force case against a Border Patrol Agent.
Come out November 18th to golf for a great cause. Twenty-five year Beverly Hills Fire Department veteran, Mike Downing, recently suffered a stroke after emergency
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