The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “Records Retention

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Here we take a look at the firefighter’s rule, which essentially says that a firefighter is generally owed no duty of care by the owner of land except that the owner not willfully or wantonly cause injury to the fireman; then we clarify some issues with the “two-in two-out” rule under the WAC 296-305 safety standards; issues with records retention; whether RCW 39.34 may permit several fire districts and a city to share in some major function, i.e. communications, and to have some separate level of taxing revenue; and to round it out, we address a question about building signs and the ADA. 02-0319983v02n03mar1998.pdf
Here we discuss changes in the Washington Family Medical Leave law, and implementing policies for releasing photos. 08-0720087v08n07jul2008.pdf
Today we consider the implications of deflation to the collection of property taxes, and various legislative changes in 2009. 09-0520095v09n05may2009.pdf
Quite often, technology and the law collide, especially on social media, and this may create concerns for open meetings and public records laws; speaking of records, we also discuss the meaning of "transitory records" as that pertains to the records retention schedules; we round out our discussion with a brief analysis of an age-old doctrine of administrative law and arbitration, called "exhaustion." 13-0520155May_2015.pdf
Employment law can be cumbersome, and today the Firehouse Lawyer addresses three important Washington Supreme Court decisions that fundamentally altered the doctrine of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy; we also discuss the destruction of non-archival records, and an important PERC decision pertaining to light duty and unilateral changes to working conditions. 13-10201510October2015_FINAL .pdf
This month, the Firehouse Lawyer sheds light on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, with respect to the "white collar" exemptions; changes to the post-incident investigation procedures of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act; notice to third parties of public records requests, and when that notice should be given and when not; a new electronic records law that affirmatively requires local agencies in Washington to adopt policies on electronic records; a court case involving standing to sue under the Open Public Meetings Act; and finally, we discuss our involvement in an important Washington Supreme Court case. 14-8E20168August2016.pdf
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