My DH talked to his employer today because he fell asleep at the wheel towards the end of a 48 hour shift. He was informed that he will most likely be fired but he has to wait till tomorrow to find out because its pending investigation. He is a medic and they were so busy he wasn't able to get more than 4 hours total of sleep between the 2 days. He explained everything to his employer and his trip sheets proves he spent more time out than at the station during sleeping hours. His employer only allows the employees to sleep between 11p and 7a, employees don't get paid between those hours and his employer says he refuses to pay them for sleeping even though he requires them to be on site.
I'm trying to Google the laws but I'm coming up empty handed as to whether its legal or not to even work an employee this long. We were under the impression that there was a loop hole in the law since his employer provides sleeping quarters but at the same time in this case he didn't get any sleep because of calls through out both nights. We live in Ohio any thoughts or ideas would be very helpful.