WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 2023
9:00 Recent Developments In Law Enforcement Labor Issues
- Recent developments from around the country in the area of public safety labor relations.
- Police reform legislation, the latest round: Where has it happened, what has it done, and implications for the future.
- A review of national trends on wages and benefits, the impact on wages of the national police recruiting crisis, and the evolution of thinking on police-fire parity.
- The swirl of litigation around cell phones. The privacy rights officers have (or do not have) in their personal cell phones, employer-issued cell phones, and personal cell phones for which the employer pays a subsidy. How public records laws may make personal cell phone records subject to disclosure.
- The evolving caselaw on whether body camera policies are negotiable, and what the evidence is showing about how body cameras influence metrics such as the use of force, citizen complaints, and officer injuries.
- Conflicting decisions from the courts as to what types of physical fitness standards are permissible for law enforcement officers, and how the ADA, the FMLA, and other federal laws interact to create privacy rights for officers’ medical information.
- What’s happening with the FLSA? A review of FLSA litigation involving numerous law enforcement agencies.
Will Aitchison, Attorney at Law, Public Safety Labor Group, LLP; Founder, LRIS.
12:00 Lunch (Included in registration)
1:00 Garrity, Brady, Miranda, Weingarten, And Loudermill
- The five essential rules of disciplinary procedure, and where and how they apply.
- The Garrity rule in internal affairs investigations, critical incidents, and day-to-day interactions between management and labor.
- The national pushback against what are perceived to be the overly harsh interpretations of Brady, and how police administrators, the courts, arbitrators, and state legislatures have altered decision-making on dishonesty issues.
- The right to representation under the Weingarten rule, and whether witnesses have the right to representation in internal affairs interviews. What the union representative can and cannot say and do when representing a member.
- Police reform legislation, Garrity, and Weingarten – unintended (or intended) impacts
Richard Poulson, Attorney at Law, Willig, Williams & Davidson.
4:15 Hosted Reception