Camden Mayor Submits Plan To Layoff Entire Police Force

CAMDEN, NJ &#8211 Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd submitted a plan Thursday to the state Civil Service Commission to lay off the city’s entire police force, paving the way for a controversial Camden County-run department and potentially setting up a legal battle with police unions. The firing would be the second mass layoff in two […]

Anaheim Firefighters’ Contract Cuts Future Pensions

ANAHEIM, CA &#8211 The City Council has approved a tentative labor contract with its firefighters that significantly reduces the pensions Anaheim will pay out to new employees hired after Jan. 1. The three-year contract, approved 4-1 with Mayor Tom Tait dissenting, comes after more than seven months of negotiations. Council members who approved the contract […]

Pre-Existing Condition Does Not Prevent Firefighter’s Workers’ Compensation Claim

Paul Bryson was a firefighter for the Brownsburg, Indiana Fire Territory. In 2008 and 2009, Bryson suffered a series of three injuries while working. On May 21, 2008, Bryson and other Brownsburg firefighters were attempting to reattach the firehouse bay door. Bryson stood on top of a ladder and “resisted the force of a commercial […]

Injuries Suffered On Way Home Can Be Compensable

Sharon Pettit was a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Scipio, New York Volunteer Fire District. In October 2009, the District’s EMTs were informed at a weekly meeting that the swine flu vaccine was going to be provided for them at a clinic the following week. Pettit was refused the vaccine at that clinic, […]

Promotional Test Need Not Be Based On Materials Pertinent To Particular Employer

Over the years, the M.O.C.H.A. Society of Buffalo, Inc., a fraternal organization of African American firefighters in Buffalo, New York, has brought a number of race discrimination lawsuits against the City of Buffalo. The latest lawsuit involved a fairly unique question: Can an employer show that promotional examinations having a disparate impact on a protected […]