The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “Regional Fire Authorities

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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
Today we discussed a recent DOL Opinion Letter regarding whether paid firefighters may volunteer, provide answers to some of the most frequently raised questions about regional fire authorities, and forthcoming identity-theft rules. For MORE on identity theft, see the April 2009 issue of this newsletter (under United States Supreme Court Opinions, subtopic Fair Labor Standards Act). 09-0320093v09n03mar2009.pdf
Multiple items are covered this month: charging non-residents of a fire district for EMS; an upgrade in fire-commissioner compensation; the U.S. Supreme Court's invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act, and issues with the excess-levy laws. 11-0220139v11n02sep2013.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
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. 14-9E20169September2016CORRECTION.pdf
At times, state agencies get it wrong, and today we discuss that, with respect to the stripping of pensions from elected officials not working in "eligible positions" under DRS regulations; we also discuss RCW 71.05, one of the involuntary detention laws; a sweeping case involving the mandatory reporting duty in cases of child abuse and neglect; the employee's responsibility under the vertical safety standards; and finally, we outline some of the most common issues the State Auditor keeps running into, with respect to fire districts and RFAs. 15-0320173March2017FINAL.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
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