Tri-State Area Police Unions Fight To Keep Disciplinary Records Private

Police unions in the tri-state region are fighting to block new measures that would give the public access to law-enforcement discipline records, which have long been confidential. Lawmakers and officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut enacted new policing disclosure laws and policies in recent months, amid nationwide protests calling for greater accountability. Advocates who […]

City Opposing Workers’ Comp Claims For Firefighters With Cancer

TOLEDO, OH — Leukemia. Prostate cancer. Colon cancer. Toledo firefighters have been diagnosed with all three, and more, after working a job that puts them at risk of exposure to hazardous materials, including carcinogens — substances that cause cancer. And despite a state law that says, in general, firefighters who file for workers’ compensation related […]

New California Law Expands Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requirements

On September 9, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1867 into law, expanding California’s supplemental paid sick leave requirements for employers with 500 or more employees nationwide and creating two new sections of the California Labor Code. California law previously provided up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to food […]