First Thursday, April 4, 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: A discussion of stories in the news The Financial Crisis In Detroit Chicago Police Negotiations Ratchet Up Even One More Notch Another Michigan City Considering Hybrid police and fire department New Residency Requirement For New Orleans Police Officers As New Orleans…

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First Thursday, March 7, 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 Downloads: FMLA Handouts from The…

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First Thursday Excerpt, March 7, 2013

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 Download the podcast excerpt Use this link to listen on iPhone or iPad Purchase entire podcast Favorite…

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First Thursday, February 7, 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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Q&A Podcast #7: Arbitration Hearings, Free Speech

Can an employer require a union to provide its witnesses for interviews prior to an arbitration hearing? Can a law enforcement employer restrict the free speech rights of an 18-year-old child of an officer? Download audio file (Right click, select “Save As”) Use this link to play on iPhones and iPads Subscribe to LRIS Q&A by email Subscribe in a reader Subscribe on iTunes Favorite…

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Q&A Podcast #6: Comp Time Requests

Does the employee or the employer bear the burden of filling a shift if a comp time request requires overtime hire back? Download audio file (Right click, select “Save As”) Use this link to play on iPhones and iPads Subscribe to LRIS Q&A by email Subscribe on iTunes Favorite 0

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Q&A Podcast #3: Shift Trading, Doctors Notes Requirements

What does the FLSA have to say about keeping records of shift trades? Is it legal for an employer to require a doctors note if an employee uses sick leave? Download audio file (Right click, select “Save As”) Use this link to play on iPhones and iPads Subscribe to LRIS Q&A by email Subscribe on iTunes Favorite 0

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Q&A Podcast #2: Search & Seizure, Discipline, Sick Leave Abuse

Can an employer search an officer’s personal cell phone as part of an internal affairs investigation? How does an employer impose discipline on an employee who is in layoff status? How does an employer prove sick leave abuse? Download audio file (Right click, select “Save As”) Use this link to play on iPhones and iPads Subscribe to LRIS Q&A by email Subscribe on iTunes Favorite…

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