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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Lawsuit Challenges Employer’s Access To Personal Cell Phone Records

TRENTON, NJ – Cops in the Jersey Shore town of Bradley Beach want to prevent their bosses from having access to their cellphone bills to see if they’ve been chit-chatting at work. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, the union representing Bradley Beach police officers asked a judge to put an end to a policy that allows the department’s police chief to ask for an officer’s monthly personal cell…

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Are Personal Cell Phone Records Public Documents?

Glenda Nissen is a detective with the Pierce County, Washington Sheriff’s Department. Mark Lindquist is the elected Pierce County Prosecutor. Lindquist has a County-provided cellular phone, which he rarely uses, apparently preferring instead to use his personal cellular phone to conduct government business. When Nissen sued the County on a whistleblower claim, the County produced (1) records showing that Lindquist generally used his County-provided cellular phone less than ten…

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First Thursday, December 2014

Covered in this month’s podcast: The implications of a very important shift work study Are personal Cell phone records public documents Social media policy and discipline Wall Street Journal Article on using arbitration in police discipline Boston PD hair tests ruled invalid, Read decision Florida Court finds that mediation should be open to public, Brown v. Denton, 2014 WL 5333480 (Fla. App. 2014) Union misses deadline,…

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