The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “Unfair Labor Practices

The issue of random drug testing is a contentious one, and today we analyze whether such testing is constitutional or not; we turn next to analyze an exception to the general rule that public funds should not ordinarily be used to support a ballot measure or a candidacy; and finally, we look at various legislative changes, including an increase in volunteer firefighter disability payments; protection from prorationing; response times; overbroad records requests; special meeting notices; and disability coverage and payments for LEOFF 2 firefighters. 05-0520055v05n05may2005.pdf
The Public Employment Relations Commission, of which the Firehouse Lawyer has been a commissioner, often addresses ULP’s brought in the context of whether union members should be paid for certain union activities; we extensively discuss these issues here. 05-0720057v05n07jul2005.pdf
This issue addresses three PERC decisions which deal with various types of ULP claims. 06-10200610v06n10oct2006.pdf
Today we outline the "special relationship" exception to the Public Duty Doctrine, as it pertains to 911 calls, discuss amendments to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the legality of polygraph testing under RCW 49.44, and a great article from Sebris Busto James about EEOC Guidelines. 11-0120136v11n01jun2013.pdf
This is a hot issue, no pun intended: The Washington Public Employment Relations Commission recently delivered a crucial decision governing when minimum staffing is a mandatory subject of bargaining; the Washington Supreme Court rendered an opinion governing when neglectful actions may constitute a "violation of the oath of office" for purposes of a recall petition; finally, we shed light on a very important decision from a Washington Court of Appeals pertaining to when the Washington Constitution provides an exemption from the Public Records Act disclosure requirements. 15-11201711November2017FINAL.pdf
2018 begins with a discussion of free speech in public employment; self-reporting de minimis violations of safety rules; websites and "places of public accommodation"; past practices, "joint employers" and employee handbooks on basis standards of civility; we also discussion a Washington court case that sets back firefighters. 16-0120181January2018FINAL.pdf
Today we discuss the highlights of all of the 2019 issues of the Firehouse Lawyer. Happy New Year! 17-12201912December2019FINAL.pdf
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