Private Oregon Firefighting Company Fined $180K After US Dept. Of Labor Investigation

The federal agency said dozens of firefighters earned a flat rate between $200 and $250 a day regardless of frequent overtime. Backpay checks will range from $101 to $14,000.

A private firefighting company in northeastern Oregon will have to pay $180,000 following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

KL Farms, also known as Fire LLC, allegedly paid its firefighters and truck drivers a flat rate between $200 and $250 a day to fight wildfires in 2020 and 2021, regardless of frequent overtime. The agency said workers clocked an average of 70 hours a week.

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