Category: First Thursday Podcasts

First Thursday, May 2022

In this month’s podcast: New Jersey Attorney General’s cannabis compliance memo Cases covered Buffalo Protest Officers Absolved In Arbitration, City of Buffalo, (Selchick 2022) Federal Court Halts Firefighter Shift Change

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First Thursday, April 2022

In this month’s podcast: Meet John Chrystal. John is the president of the Newark, New Jersey Police Superior Officers’ Association and has attended LRIS seminars for many years. He’s taken

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First Thursday, March 2022

This month’s cases: Major Cell Phone Decision From Phoenix, Turiano v. City of Phoenix, No. CV-21-01428-PHX-MTL (D. Ariz. Feb. 4, 2022). Arbitrator Upholds Chicago Police Vaccine Mandate, City of Chicago,

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First Thursday, February 2022

A brief update on vaccine mandates. Cases: Arbitrator Upholds Lieutenant’s Termination For January 6 Charges, Bexar County, Texas (Thomas Cipolla, 2021). (Download the arbitrator’s decision.) LAPD Officers Lose Job To

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First Thursday, January 2022

Happy new year! This month’s podcast covers: Mandatory vaccinations programs (again). Courts and arbitrators continue to rule (69-0 by our last count) that there is nothing unconstitutional about employer vaccine

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First Thursday, December 2021

This month’s podcast covers the most recent updates on vaccine mandates as well as the following cases: Due Process And The Brady Rule, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5

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First Thursday, November 2021

Are you tired of hearing about vaccination mandates yet? We hope not, because this podcast is all about the legality of mandatory vaccination policies (spoiler alert: they are legal). Will

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First Thursday, October 2021

Tracking vaccine mandate litigation (Table) Police union website archive at Cornell Universityhttps://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/police-union-websites-preserved-library-archive Cases: Apportioning Damages In DFR Cases, POAM v. Hatfield, 2021 WL 3907865 (Mich. App. 2021). No Duty Of

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First Thursday, September 2021

More on mandatory vaccination programs Jacobson v. Massachusetts Bridges v. Houston Methodist Klaasen v. Trustees of Indiana University (7th Circuit opinion) From the EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19

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First Thursday, August 2021

Will starts off this month’s podcast with things employers and unions need to know about mandatory Covid vaccine programs. The EEOC’s FAQ page. Employer Covid Vaccination And Testing Program Guidelines

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First Thursday, July 2021

The Last News Recruitment and retention crisis Mandatory COVID vaccination (San Francisco) Oregon Senate Bill 204 on police reform Cases: Federal Court Allows Mandatory Vaccinations, Bridges v. Houston Methodist Hospital,

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First Thursday, June 2021

Cases covered this month: Chicago Commits Bodycam-Related Unfair Labor Practices, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #7 and City of Chicago, Case No. L-CA-20-024 (Ill. LRB ALJ 2021). Civil Service Referee

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First Thursday, May 2021

In this month’s podcast, Will cover public safety legislation from around the country. Maryland: Eliminates the police officers’ bill of rights, use of force reform, county police accountability boards. San

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First Thursday, April 2021

Facts vs Perception On Race In Policing USA Today Article CUPES Study The Cases: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Mandatory Vaccination Of Corrections Employees, Legaretta v. Macias, 2021 WL 833390 (D.N.M. 2021).

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First Thursday, March 2021

Upcoming LRIS webinars, premium podcasts and seminars. The cases: Firefighters, Families Lose Lawsuit Over Fatal House Fire, Speakman v. Williams, 2021 WL 49947 (3rd Cir. 2021). Challenges In Illinois To

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First Thursday, February 2021

Will talks about the January 6 riot at the Capitol and the following cases: Public Policy And At-Will Employment, Potts v. City of Devils Lake, 2021 WL 99712 (N.D. 2021)

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How To Repair Broken Windows

In today’s podcast, Will gives his reaction to events local (the third act of vandalism on his office) and national (the violent insurrection last week at the Capitol). What do

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First Thursday, January 2021

What race-specific effects does the size of a police force have? Will Aitchison talks about a recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research that addresses this question.

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First Thursday, December 2020

It’s the last First Thursday podcast of 2020. Will gives a COVID-19 update and covers the following cases: Bargaining Obligation Prevails Over Wage Recoupment Statute, Teamsters Local 839 v. Benton

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First Thursday, November 2020

Will discusses ballot measures from across the country on police issues. Cases covered: Prosecutor Allowed To Disclose Brady Information To Chief, In re Grand Jury Investigation, 485 Mass. 641 (Mass.

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First Thursday, October 2020

Announcements: The new edition of our book The Rights of Law Enforcement Officers is now available. 2021 Seminar Schedule LRIS Webinars Cases: When Does An Employer Have To Disclose Disciplinary

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First Thursday, September 2020

An update on LRIS seminars during COVD-19 The police reform movement Cases: City Stuck With Police Director’s Grievance Resolution, City of Newark, 47 NJPER ¶ 15 (NJ PERC ALJ 2020).

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First Thursday, August 2020

Protests in Portland, Oregon Social media screening services From our Q&A: Is there existing case law regarding an employee’s refusal to wear a protective mask on religious grounds? Cases: Public

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