Employee Need Not Say ‘FMLA’ In Order To Request FMLA-Qualifying Leave

Yasin Reeder was employed as a police officer for the Wayne County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office, and worked in the jail. In 2013, Reeder began to experience anxiety and depression that interfered with his ability to work. He attributed the anxiety primarily to the discovery of his brother’s body in the Detroit River after he’d been […]

LAPD Officers Lose $4 Million Discrimination Judgment On Appeal

George Diego and Allan Corrales are Hispanic police officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Diego and Corrales were involved in a fatal shooting in March 2010. In that incident, they fired at a person they believed was threatening them with a gun, but who turned out to be a young, unarmed African-American man […]

Major Fire Department Staffing Decision From Washington’s Labor Commission

The usual rule of thumb is that firefighter staffing per apparatus – e.g., the number of firefighters per engine – is a mandatory subject for collective bargaining. However, most labor boards conclude that the number of firefighters per shift, or per service population, are not mandatorily negotiable issues. Washington’s Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) recently […]