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River Falls, feds disagree on paramedic pay

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A federal review of the way River Falls pays its volunteer ambulance workers may not cost the city back wages but will, to a small degree, change how volunteers are used, say local officials.


The audit, begun early this year, ended in conflicting conclusions by city officials, who insist River Falls owes no back pay to any ambulance workers, and a U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division director's opinion that the city does indeed owe money to two paramedics.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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