First Thursday, January 2014

Now with improved audio quality! As part of our constant effort to provide you with the best quality products, we spared no expense in building a state-of-the-art sound studio to improve the audio quality of our podcasts. That means Will will no longer sound like he’s speaking in an empty fish tank. Of course, if you miss that sound you could always listen to the podcast in an empty…

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First Thursday, December 2013

Download the podcast (Use this link to listen on Apple devices) Subscribe to this podcast via RSS or iTunes Subscribe to this podcast by email We’re big on facial hair here at LRIS headquarters, but that’s not the only reason it features prominently in this month’s podcast. Rules on facial hair represent just one of several employer policies that can have a constitutional or…

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First Thursday, November 2013

Download the podcast (Use this link to listen on Apple devices) Subscribe to this podcast via RSS or iTunes Subscribe to this podcast by email Featured in this month’s podcast: New California statute protects against Brady List abuses Another arbitrator weighs in on Brady List and discipline Heart-lung presumption applies to diseases with no known cause If time limits in bill of rights not…

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First Thursday, October 2013

Download the podcast (Use this link to listen on Apple devices) Featured in this month’s podcast: Facebook ‘like’ is protected speech New legislation out of California Early guidance sheds light on impact of employee benefit plans Union can conduct simultaneous disciplinary investigation Layoff by seniority within scope of bargaining City required to abide by wage terms in contract The ‘Brady Rule’ and arbitration Arbitration…

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First Thursday, September 2013

Download the podcast (Use this link to listen on Apple devices) Subscribe to this podcast via RSS or iTunes Subscribe to this podcast by email Featured in this month’s podcast: Union blasts proposed $3m settlement in lawsuit over fitness test Updated definition of “spouse” under the FMLA from the Department of Labor Names of officers in UC Davis pepper spray incident must be disclosed…

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First Thursday, August 2013

Download the podcast (Use this link to listen on Apple devices) Subscribe to this podcast via RSS or iTunes Subscribe to this podcast by email Due to summer vacation, this month’s First Thursday was a week late (hey, we all need to recharge our batteries). But don’t worry, it’s still chock-full of useful information! Featured in this month’s podcast: A round of decisions on…

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First Thursday July 2013

Download the podcast Right click and select “Save link as” (Use this link to listen on iPhone or iPad) Featured in this month’s podcast: The Supreme Court’s recent decision on affirmative action Controversial decision on the negotiability of disciplinary processes Court decisions on several free speech issues The latest new contract signings

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First Thursday June 2013

Download the podcast Right click and select “Save link as” (Use this link to listen on iPhone or iPad) Featured in this month’s podcast: EEOC GINA (Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act) decision EEOC press release on the U.S. Supreme Court denying United Airlines petition What’s behind the rise in FLSA lawsuits? The difficulty in obtaining an injunction in a labor dispute Court OKs barring high…

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First Thursday February 2013

Featured in this month’s podcast: New DOL guidelines for the FMLA Scott v. Williams lawsuit out of Florida Drastic pension benefit cuts for one California city Last chance agreement violates law unless union is a party Chicago PD Blackberry case picks up steam Arbitrator’s sick leave decision violates FMLA, is overturned Decisions on what topics are mandatory for bargaining Q&As on Brady/Giglio communications and overtime Economic conditions update [jwplayer…

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First Thursday March 2013

Download the podcast Use this link to listen on iPhone or iPad Featured in this month’s podcast: Contract issues in Chicago and Washington, DC New developments in the FMLA The ‘Work Now, Grieve Late’ rule Judge’s ruling on retirement cuts in San Diego Why employers should be concerned with the duty of fair representation Recent contact settlements and economic trends Subscriber to this feed Subscribe…

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