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Kelly shift

Kelly shift  n.— «Under what is known as the “Kelly shift,” adopted by the Fire Department in 1969, firefighters worked a 27-day rotation consisting of one 24-hour shift, followed by 48 hours off. After repeating that cycle...

Kelly time

Kelly time  n.— «My department uses the phrase kelly time. FLSA allows firefighters to work up to 204 hours within a 28 day period without requiring the employer to pay overtime. Anything over 204 must be paid at time and one half. All...

Kelly day

Kelly day  n.— «The proposal that fire fighters be given every 16th day off was made to the city council.…The request for Kelly days, for which Cedar Rapids fire fights ask only 22 a year instead of the 24 or more enjoyed by other...

Kelly day

Kelly day  n.— «The delegation…explained that firemen work one day and have the next day off with every 10th day designated as a “Kelly” day or day off. This schedule is followed except during the vacation period when the...

Kelly day

Kelly day n. a day off or vacation day taken at a scheduled interval in addition to normal time off or vacation. Also Kelly shift. Etymological Note: It has been claimed as early as 1953 that this term comes from Edward Joseph Kelly, mayor of...

Kelly day

Kelly day  n.— «The city has proposed new procedures to allow firefighters to voluntarily work on “Kelly Days” or scheduled days off that firefighters take each pay period to keep from exceeding federal labor laws on overtime...

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