First Thursday, May 2017

Will discusses the recent passage in the House of Representative of a bill legalizing comp time in the private sector. He also covers the following cases: The Fact Witness Cannot Also Conduct Internal Affairs Investigation, City of Oakland, 137 LA 82 (Riggs 2016) Firefighter Shift Staffing Levels Negotiable, City of Allentown v. IAFF, Local 302, 2017 WL 1151104 (Penn. 2017) Officer Cannot Be Held Responsible For ‘Newspaper’s Premature Judgment’,…

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First Thursday, April 2017

LRIS Podcast

This month’s cases: Curious Court Decision Overturning Arbitrator’s Opinion, Forest Preserve District of Cook County v. Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, 33 PERI ¶ 91 (lll. App. 2017); Use Of Private Cell Phone Can Create Public Record, City of San Jose v. Superior Court, 2017 WL 818506 (Cal. 2017); Random Drug Testing For Corrections Employees Upheld, Washington v. Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas, 2017 WL 474322…

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First Thursday, March 2017

Random Drug Testing For Corrections Employees Upheld, Washington v. Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas, 2017 WL 474322 (10th Cir. 2017). ‘Last-Chance’ Agreement Means What It Says, Village of Fox Lake, FMCS 16-00391-1 (Jay Grenig 2016). Transfer Of Ambulance Services To Contractor Is Negotiable, Lockport Professional Firefighters, 49 PERB ¶ 4578 (NY PERB ALJ 2016). LISTEN

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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. 2017) Social Networking Policy Violates Free Speech Rights, Liverman v. City of Petersburg, 2016 WL 7240179 (4th Cir. 2016) Union Lacks Right To Record Internal Affairs Interview, Kent County, 30 MPER ¶ 40 (Mich. ERC 2016) LISTEN

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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 cover the following cases: Denver Body-Cam Policy Negotiable, Denver Police Protective Association v. City of Denver, No. 15CV33862 (Colo. Dist. Ct. 2016) Grand Juries And Garrity, In re: Misc. 4281, 2016 WL 7031019 (Md. Spec. App. 2016) Court Overturns…

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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, Larios v. Lunardi, 2016 WL 6679874 (E.D. Cal. 2016) ‘Absolute Prosecutorial Immunity’ Of DA Shields Even Political Retaliation Against Sergeant, Barnett v. Marquis, 2016 WL 6536621 (9th Cir. 2016) Employer Required To Provide Investigative Report To Fire Union, IAFF,…

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Special Election Podcast

What will the Trump presidency likely mean for the public safety workplace? Topics covered include: Fair share, the Affordable Care Act, the FLSA and other federal regulations, regulatory enforcement, the NLRB and DOJ consent decrees.

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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 WL 3221161 (W.D. Mo. 2016) Jacksonville Firefighter Hiring Consent Decree Allowed To Expire, Coffey v. Braddy, 2016 WL 4435614 (11th Cir. 2016) Transsexual Officer Win Discrimination Lawsuit, Roberts v. Clark County School District, 2016 WL 5843046 (D. Nev. 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 5239627 (Wash. App. 2016) Polygraph Examination Is An ‘Interrogation’ Covered By Bill Of Rights, Miller v. City of Gonzales, 2016 WL 4563729 (La. App. 2016) Police Board Can Increase Disciplinary Penalty, Lesner v. Police Board, 2016 IL App (1st)…

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