The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “Benefit Charges

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Today the Firehouse Lawyer addresses the impact of marijuana legalization and its impact on drug testing in the workplace. This article also touches on the use of benefit charges and a case involving personal electronic devices. 12-04201512v12n04dec2014.pdf
The Firehouse Lawyer may be controversial at times, but due to recent legislative changes, the definition of "lowest responsible bidder", for purposes of procurement contracts, may have changed--for the better; we also discuss whether certain fire district activities are subject to business-and-occupation taxes, when benefit charges may be imposed on religious organizations, and whether fire districts and RFAs may sue for defamation. 13-0820158August_2015.pdf
This issue discusses an important case involving prescription drugs, and whether an employer discriminated against a prospective employee based on a perceived disability; the Disability Leave Supplement and its effect on retirement service credits; a correction of an article in last month's newsletter; a brief discussion about Nissen v. Pierce County, a Public Records Act case; and finally, we discuss aspects of the CARES statute, as it pertains to community paramedicine. 13-0920159September2015_ThidDraft.pdf
The laws applicable to fire districts and regional fire authorities are certainly not the same, and we consider those differences and similarities in this issue; we also discuss new litigation pertaining to worker's compensation and the "subjective findings" of treating physicians; we also outline a public records act case involving statutes of limitation. 14-09201692016SeptemberFINAL.pdf
Today we discuss the concept of a "jar of muddy water" when negotiation contracts; we also discuss very important legislative changes for 2017; we then consider an alternative revenue source we call the 450 Tax, which could generate substantial revenue for fire departments; finally, we have our monthly Safety Bill. 15-0420174April2017FINAL.pdf
Contracts for services are an under-utilized alternative to the property tax, and we discuss this today, as it pertains to contracts with housing authorities; we also discuss a new bill impacting Medicaid fraud investigations in Washington State; the doctrine of incompatibility of public offices; our potential new business model; and finally, we have our Safety Bill, discussing deadlines for training under WAC 296-305. 15-0520175May2017FINAL.pdf
Celebrate your independence by reading our latest issue, where we consider a new case involving five-day letters under the Public Records Act; the retainage requirements for public works contracts; and where we inform you about our new office space at South King Fire and Rescue! 15-0620176June2017FINAL.pdf
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