Pre-Employment Health History Forms Violate GINA, ADA

In one of the first decisions on the issue, a federal court has ruled that an employer violated both the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by requiring that all job applicants complete pre-offer health history forms. The forms required applicants to reveal whether they had consulted a doctor, […]

Private Information Of South Florida Police Officers Compromised By Website

DORAL, FL – The private information of thousands of South Florida police officers may have been compromised due to one website. Due to the cyber-breach, police unions that represent police officers around South Florida have scrambled to protect the information of police officers, prosecutors, and specially protected county employees. John Rivera, the President of the […]

Pasadena Police Union Loses Bid To Bar Release Of Shooting Report

A California appeals court on Thursday rejected a police union’s request to stop the public disclosure of an independent consultant report on the 2012 fatal shooting by Pasadena police of an unarmed black teenager. The three-judge panel ruled that a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge was right to previously decide that the report about […]

First Thursday, August 2015

Topics discussed in this month’s podcast include: The ‘Firefighter’s Rule’ Marches On, Nagy v. Arsenault, 2015 WL 3685212 (Conn. Super. 2015) Payroll System Failures No Defense To FLSA Violation, Souryavongv. Lackawanna County, 2015 WL 3409472 (M.D. Pa. 2015) Administrative Leave Can Last Too Long, City of Waltham v. Waltham Police Patrol Officers’ Union, 2015 WL […]

New Policy Allows For Searches Of State Corrections Workers

WILLISTON, VT – Vermont plans to implement a new employee search policy aimed at cracking down on prison contraband, officials said. State Department of Corrections’ staff will now occasionally be asked to turn out their pockets and open their bags, WPTZ-TV reported ( Friday. The policy is expected to be implemented later this month. The […]

First Thursday, May 2015

Cases discussed in this month’s podcast include: The negotiability of workplace cameras, IAFF, Local 3315 v. Snohomish Fire District 3, 2015 WL 1013220 (Wash. PERC 2015) Arbitrator’s reinstatement of officer in excess force case does not violate public policy, City of Bloomington v. Policemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, 2015 IL App (4th) 140192-U (Ill. App. […]

FDNY Union Vows To Fight Public Release Of Pension Records

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Following a court ruling ordering the New York City Fire Pension Fund to release the names and pension amounts of retirees, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association is vowing to continue efforts to keep the records from being made public. The recent state Supreme Court ruling requires the New York City Fire […]

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 […]

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed At Shielding Police Names

Arizona’s governor on Monday vetoed legislation that would have kept secret for 60 days the identities of police officers involved in deadly shootings, a move that was both welcomed and heavily criticized by separate state police union leaders. Republican Governor Doug Ducey said the bill passed by state lawmakers last week was well-intentioned but fell […]

Jail Deputy Director Found Guilty Of Illegally Taping Unions’ Phone Calls

NEWARK, NJ – The deputy director of the Hudson County jail was convicted yesterday of secretly listening to and recording the private phone conversations of leaders of the two unions that represent corrections officers at the jail. Kirk Eady, 46, of East Brunswick, faces a maximum possible penalty of five years in prison and a […]

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? [jwplayer file=”qa_ep00003.m4a?Expires=1578771205&Signature=W211g7M1gYyclgWE2mIK7UepX6tbPOFmJW7TV~V1wv4GO26LT8CBsyF9DCHLpHISQodU7eKY8mtPsNwONi9h5N2bCP7Soj3JnQSPJl5AyzMDfDt4yYfftlTuYL4sngQcskOYB5OUev3xbxyUDN9qK6Zf4yy556UKGkFyBhuwsmc_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJIHMHD36AUGYELAQ” streamer=”rtmp://” provider=”rtmp”] Download audio file (Right click, select “Save As”) Use this link to play on iPhones and iPads Subscribe to LRIS Q&A […]