Category: First Thursday Podcasts

First Thursday, February 2017

The cases covered in this month’s podcast are: Not Religious Discrimination To Refuse Muslim CO’s Request To Wear Khimar, Tisby v. Camden County Correctional Facility, 2017 WL 192887 (N.J. App.

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First Thursday, January 2017

In our first podcast of 2017, Will discusses a question received on our website about whether there are exceptions to management’s adherence to past practice when imposing discipline. He also

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First Thursday, December 2016

In our final podcast of 2016, Will reveals the five biggest mistakes employers make during internal affairs investigations and covers the following cases: Officer Has Privacy Rights In Personal Cellphone,

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First Thursday, November 2016

Included in this month’s podcast: Will Aitchison gives ten tips for employees facing a disciplinary interview Pre-Employment Health History Forms Violate GINA, ADA, EEOC v. Grisham Farm Products, Inc., 2016

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First Thursday, October 2016

The following cases are covered in this month’s podcast: Fire Captain Discharged For Refusing To Stop Using Department Email For Religious Messages, Sprague v. Spokane Valley Fire Department, 2016 WL

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First Thursday, August 2016

This month’s topics: New decision concerning how to calculate the overtime rate under the FLSA, Hernandez v. City of San Gabriel, 2016 WL 3090782 (9th Cir. 2016) Decision from Virginia

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First Thursday, July 2016

This month’s topics: Body-Worn Cameras And Bargaining, City of Oklahoma City (Zane Lumbley, 2016); Montgomery County, Maryland (Ira Jaffee, 2015 and 2016) Retirement Forfeiture Violates ‘Excessive Fine’ Clause Of Eighth

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First Thursday, June 2016

This month’s topics: New FLSA Exemption Rules Are Finally Announced The EEOC, The ADA, And Leave Incident Reports May Not (Or May) Be Protected By Garrity, United States v. Smith,

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First Thursday, May 2016

This month’s topics: Supreme Court Reinstates Officer’s Free Speech Lawsuit, Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey, 2016 WL 1627953 (U.S. 2016) Court Upholds Constitutionality Of California Factfinding Law, County

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First Thursday, April 2016

Will discusses the impact of a divided Supreme Court’s Friedrichs decision upholding the constitutionality of “fair share,” and important decision on tattoo policy and impact bargaining out of Chicago, and

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First Thursday, March 2016

Listen Will tackles a question on physical fitness standards testing and HIPAA When Must An Employer Bargain Over The ‘Effects’ Of A Management Right? El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association,

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First Thursday, February 2016

Will discusses three important news stories and three recent cases. LRIS would also like to introduce our Q&A hotline where podcast listeners can submit questions directly to Will. To leave

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First Thursday, January 2016

In this month’s podcast, Will discusses the reasons why police and fire personnel have lower health care utilization than civilian employees. He also covers the following cases. Boston PD Rank-Ordered

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First Thursday, December 2015

In this month’s podcast, Will discusses attacks on police union bargaining rights from both the left and right sides of the political spectrum and covers the following cases. City May

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First Thursday, November 2015

In this month’s First Thursday podcast, Will reviews an important Brady decision out of Texas and cases involving Weingarten, Garrity, police officer bill of rights, presumptive causation and protected speech.

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First Thursday, October 2015

Topics discussed in this month’s podcast include: The Negotiability Of A Disciplinary Matrix, Middletown Borough Police Officers Association, 47 PPER ¶ 30 (Penn. LRB 2015) Acquittal In Criminal Case Does

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First Thursday, September 2015

Topics discussed in this month’s podcast include: Review of the Department of Labor’s rule changes concerning who is exempt from overtime under the FLSA A Cleveland firefighter was ordered to

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First Thursday, August 2015

Topics discussed in this month’s podcast include: The ‘Firefighter’s Rule’ Marches On, Nagy v. Arsenault, 2015 WL 3685212 (Conn. Super. 2015) Payroll System Failures No Defense To FLSA Violation, Souryavongv.

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First Thursday, July 2015

Topics discussed in this month’s podcast include: Supreme Court To Hear Case Threatening Public Employee Unions, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association No Right For Non-Members To Vote On Contract, AFSCME

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First Thursday, June 2015

Cases discussed in this month’s podcast include: Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Reform Legislation, In re Pension Reform Litigation, 2015 IL 118585 (Ill. 2015) San Bernardino Allowed To Cancel

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First Thursday, May 2015

Cases discussed in this month’s podcast include: The negotiability of workplace cameras, IAFF, Local 3315 v. Snohomish Fire District 3, 2015 WL 1013220 (Wash. PERC 2015) Arbitrator’s reinstatement of officer

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First Thursday, April 2015

This month’s podcast features an overview of the anti-public safety collective bargaining legislation making its way in various state houses across the country and an important new genetic information discrimination

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First Thursday, March 2015

In this month’s podcast, Will discusses another public safety employee losing her job because of Facebook, two FLSA cases, an important firefighter staffing opinion and a new Weingarten case out

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First Thursday, February 2015

In this month’s podcast, Will talks about the influence of American Legislative Exchange Council and various anti-public safety union bills it has created that are working their way through state

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