Ohio Bill Would Allow Workers’ Compensation For Police PTSD

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation a state Senate panel is considering. It would apply to police and other peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians diagnosed with PTSD arising from their work. […]

Move In Kansas To End Public Employee Bargaining Over Virtually Everything

Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would significantly scale back the collective bargaining power of public sector unions. Senate Bill 179, which had a hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, would define “conditions of employment” to exclusively mean salaries and wages in future contract negotiations between state and local governments and employees. […]

Los Angeles Sheriff Curbs Deputy In-Car Computer Use A Year After Tragedy

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA – In an effort to reduce distracted driving, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials have implemented a new policy that significantly curbs the use of in-car computers, authorities said. The policy, which was formalized late last month, contains the department’s first explicit restrictions on such devices and comes a little more than […]

IRS: Firefighter, Police Uniforms Not Taxable

In a letter to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that firefighters and police officers will not be expected to pay taxes on common clothing items that they are required to wear while on duty. “I am pleased that the IRS has clarified its policy on taxing police and fire […]