Category: First Thursday Podcasts

First Thursday, July 2020

Covered in this month’s podcast: Labor and employment issues coming out of the pandemic (00:00:43) The police reform movement (00:03:56) Brady Does Not Allow Employer To Fire Officer Without Providing

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Proposed Police Reform Legislation

Will covers police reform legislation proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats and the state of Colorado as well as President Trump’s executive order on police reform. President Trump’s Executive Order U.S.

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First Thursday, June 2020

Cases covered: ADA Does Not Require Light Duty For Oft-Injured Officer, Scott v. City of Detroit, 2020 WL 2505385 (Mich. App. 2020) A Small Dent In The ‘Firefighter’s Rule’, Ipsen

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First Thursday, May 2020

Impact of COVID-19 Presumptive Causation Hazardous Duty Pay FFCRA Paid Leave Budget Issues Are officers at risk when arresting citizens not in compliance with a state’s lockdown orders? Are state

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First Thursday, April 2020

Covered in this month’s podcast: Presumptive causation laws Changes to the California Peace Officer Bill of Rights (California Executive Order N-40-20) Philadelphia’s contract rollover for police officers Training Cost Repayment

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COVID-19 Policy Issues

Will Aitchison presents COVID-19 policy issues in a Q&A format. The questions along with their timestamps are as follows: Is the employer’s policy centralized? In other words, is there a

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COVID-19 Labor & Employment Update

In this special podcast, Will covers the latest developments concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and public safety labor and employment. All the links mentioned in the podcast can be found here.

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First Thursday, March 2020

This month’s cases: Firefighters, Facial Hair, The ‘Empty Vessel’ Of Light Duty, And The ‘Driving Calculus of Bureaucracy,’ Bey v. City of New York, 2020 WL 467507 (E.D.N.Y. 2020). Promise

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First Thursday, February 2020

Developments with the Plain View Project First Lawsuit Against Plain View Project Is Dismissed, Pace v. Baker-White, 2020 WL 134316 (E.D. Pa. 2020) Firefighter Fired For Refusing Vaccination, Accommodation, Horvath

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First Thursday, January 2020

Will Aitchison discusses the fallout from a photo of Detroit firefighters posing in front of a burned house and the dangers of social media posting for public safety employees. ‘No-Contact’

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First Thursday, December 2019

This month’s cases: Employer May Not Unilaterally Impose Waiver Of Right To Bargain, Gator Lodge Number 67, FOP v. City of Gainesville, 46 FPER ¶ 169 (Fla. PERC 2019). Not

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First Thursday, November 2019

This month, Will covers three recent news stories and four cases. News articles: Alaska State Troopers find fix for hiring woes: More pay https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-courts/2019/11/07/pay-hikes-drive-surge-of-job-seekers-to-alaska-state-troopers/ Hennepin County Attorney’s Office on New

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First Thursday, October 2019

Will discusses a recently released study from the Police Executive Research Forum study on the recruitment and retention crisis. Staying on this topic, Will talks about an article from the

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First Thursday, September 2019

Update: The fallout from the Plain View Project. The Plain View Project is run by a Philadelphia attorney who seeks to reveal the identity of law enforcement officers in eight

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First Thursday, August 2019

Will gives (yet another) warning about potential dangers posed by social media for public safety employees. He gives several recent examples of law enforcement, corrections and fire protection employees who

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First Thursday, July 2019

Will gives another, very necessary, warning about posting on supposedly private social media forums. He also discusses these cases: Deputy Cannot Sue Prosecutor For Wrongful Placement On Brady List, Harris

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First Thursday, June 2019

Will talks about the Plain View Project, an online database of Facebook posts and comments by current and former law enforcement officers that include racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and other controversial

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First Thursday, May 2019

Will covers four cases this month including a Florida case that deals with the relationship between Garrity and Miranda and an Illinois case involving the relationship between HIPAA and the

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