The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “Job-Related Misconduct

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Sexual harassment in the workplace may subject the employer to immense liabilities, and today we consider implications of some very important cases decided by the United States Supreme Court, particularly with respect to “quid pro quo” harassment and hostile work environment claims; also, we analyze a federal court decision that dealt a blow to the compulsory arbitration process, by finding that employers may not compel individuals to waive their right to file their Title VII claims in court; the applicability of FLSA to municipal governments; the statute of limitations on claims for wrongful discharge based on employee handbooks; the validity of last chance agreements in the discharge and discipline process; the legality of psychological exams in the case of extreme misconduct; and we sum it all up by answering a question about rural fire districts and their concerns about mutual aid agreements. 02-0819988v02n08aug1998.pdf
Today the Firehouse Lawyer talks about the statutes providing for Regional Fire Authorities, and some of the basic concepts behind RFAs; we also talk about a case in which an employer's rule requiring firefighters to observe “laws and ordinances” reached to off-duty drug abuse by employees. 06-0720067v06n07jul2006.pdf
This issue covers four items: (1) what constitutes "unprofessional conduct" that may be reported to the Department of Health; (2) whether fire departments can trademark their logos; (3) "concerted activities" under the NLRA and Washington law; and (4) some bills of interest involving records training and meeting agendas. 12-0120143v12n01mar2014.pdf
Today we consider special issues pertaining to medical records requests from attorneys and law enforcement; an important case relating to the necessary ballot-title language for levy lid lifts; an unemployment benefits case; and of course, our Safety Bill discusses body armor. 15-0920179September2017FINAL.pdf
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