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    I am a parttime firefighter / EMT in Ohio and have been told that I can only work 1500 hours per year at any one depatment. Is this true, and if so were is it stated in the labor law?

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    You won't find it in the labor laws, but the 1500 hours may be the limit that can be worked without getting some benefits not allowed to those working fewer hours, such as health care, dental, 401(k) and more.

    There is nothing illegal if the organization caps your hours to keep you from crossing that threshold.
    Last edited by ScottB; 09-10-2008, 11:10 AM.
    Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Staffing Professional with over 30 years experience. Any advice provided is based upon experience and education, but does not constitute legal advice.


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      I agree with Scott. I've been in the Fire Service for a long time and every part-time hours restriction I've ever heard of was policy for the reasons he mentioned.
      "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate'' - Sir William of Ockham, a.k.a. Ockham's Razor


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