Administrative Leave Can Trigger Whistleblower Rights

This article appears in the October 2019 issue of our monthly newsletter Public Safety Labor News. Like many states, Minnesota has a whistleblower statute. In general, the statute prohibits retaliation against an employee who alleges that the employer has violated the law. Sergeant Steven Moore is a 29-year veteran of New Brighton’s police department. In […]

Houston’s Getting Prop B Money Back But Firefighters Say It Came Without Warning

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The latest round in the long running Prop B pay battle between Houston firefighters and city hall has a $4,000 price tag for dozens of former firefighters. Months ago, in the midst of a mid-summer city council meeting, Mayor Sylvester Turner warned this day would come and now it’s here. Retiring […]

Pittsburgh Police Officer Placed On Paid Leave For Reportedly Using Medical Marijuana

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh Police officer was placed on paid administrative leave for reportedly using prescribed medical marijuana and failing a random drug test. When the medical marijuana dispensaries opened their doors in Pittsburgh, there were no signs warning away City of Pittsburgh employees. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says, “If it’s on your own […]