Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Brandon Santiago, a former Villa Park firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the village alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit was filed on behalf of himself and other similarly situated firefighters in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Santiago claims the village failed to include holiday pay and sick leave buyback pay in his regular rate of pay. He also claims the village did not include longevity pay and acting out-of-rank pay in other firefighters’ regular rate of pay, which led him and others to not receive the full benefit of their time and one-half overtime rate. He is seeking the last three years of owed back wages, liquidated damages, and attorney fees for himself and similarly situated firefighters who also may deserve damages.