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Labor and employment law podcast for public sector employees.

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Labor and employment law podcast for public sector employees.

    Interview With Dr. Stephanie Conn On Emergency Personnel Resilience

    Interview With Dr. Stephanie Conn On Emergency Personnel Resilience

    What is resilience, how do emergency personnel develop it and how do departments foster it? Will discusses this important topic with psychologist Stephanie Conn in this special podcast. Topics covered: Dr. Conn’s book Increasing Resilience In Police And Emergency Personnel (00:02:44) What is resilience? (00:06:56) The four-part formula for resilience (00:11:58) I. Organizational resilience (00:14:38) Steps an employer can take to develop organizational resilience (00:16:34) Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Eleven Case Studies Providing wellness resources to employees (00:18:36) Positive policies and messaging from employers (00:19:33) II. Personal resilience (00:22:18) Dealing with the impact of shift work on...

    First Thursday, January 2020

    First Thursday, January 2020

    Will discusses the fallout from a photo of Detroit firefighters posing in front of a burned house and the dangers of social media posting for public safety employees. ‘No-Contact’ Order Ruled Illegal, Oakdale Police Officers Association v. City of Oakdale, 44 PERC ¶ 99 (Cal. PERB ALJ 2019) The NLRB Approves Greater Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations The Department of Labor Issues New Rules On Calculating The Regular Rate of Pay Employer Required To Bargain Over Many Lexipol Policies, Snohomish County Corrections Guild, 2019 WL 6271824 (Wash. PERC ALJ 2019). The Standard For A Fitness For Duty Evaluation, Gipson v. Tawas...

    First Thursday, December 2019

    First Thursday, December 2019

    This month’s cases: Employer May Not Unilaterally Impose Waiver Of Right To Bargain, Gator Lodge Number 67, FOP v. City of Gainesville, 46 FPER ¶ 169 (Fla. PERC 2019). Not Improper ‘Direct Dealing’ For Negotiators To Have Sidebar Discussion, Jamison v. East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District, 46 FPER ¶ 153 (Fla. PERC Gen. Coun. 2019) Firefighter Staffing Per Shift Negotiable, City of Everett v. PERC, 2019 WL 5541502 (Wash. App. 2019). Pre-Statement Video Review Is A Negotiable Topic, Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Pittsburgh, Case No. PF-C-18-27-W (Pa. LRB ALJ 2019) Arbitration Panel Rules In Favor...

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    First Thursday, November 2019

    First Thursday, November 2019

    This month, Will covers three recent news stories and four cases. News articles: Alaska State Troopers find fix for hiring woes: More pay https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-courts/2019/11/07/pay-hikes-drive-surge-of-job-seekers-to-alaska-state-troopers/ Hennepin County Attorney’s Office on New Protocol: ‘No Privacy Rights in a Criminal Investigation’https://alphanewsmn.com/hennepin-county-attorneys-office-on-new-protocol-no-privacy-rights-in-a-criminal-investigation/ Nevada Highway Patrol Association becomes the third group of state employees to unionizehttps://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/18/nhp-troopers-join-push-unionize-under-new-law/4022638002/ Cases: ‘Witness’ Officer Entitled To Weingarten Representative, Bardelas v. City of Doral, 46 FPER ¶ 91 (Fla. PERC 2019). Corrections Officers Win $113 Million In Wage-And-Hour Lawsuit, Hootselle v. Missouri Dept. of Corrections, 2019 WL 4935933 (Mo. App. 2019). (Referenced case: Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/13-433_5h26.pdf) Favored...

    First Thursday, October 2019

    First Thursday, October 2019

    Will discusses a recently released study from the Police Executive Research Forum study on the recruitment and retention crisis. Staying on this topic, Will talks about an article from the Omaha World-Herald on the workforce shortages in public employment in the state of Nebraska. Cases covered this month: When Is Harassing Conduct ‘Severe’ Enough? Perry v. Slensby, 2019 WL 3409894 (S.D.N.Y. 2019) Sergeant’s $1.9 Million Verdict Reduced To $2,700, Holt v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2019 WL 3021798 (3rd Cir. 2019) Sheriff’s Department Can Provide Brady List To Prosecutor, Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. Superior Court, 2019 WL 4009133...

    First Thursday, September 2019

    First Thursday, September 2019

    Update: The fallout from the Plain View Project. The Plain View Project is run by a Philadelphia attorney who seeks to reveal the identity of law enforcement officers in eight jurisdictions who post what the attorney deems as sexist, racist or other unsuitable messages on Facebook. Cases: Employer Must Provide Information Before, Not After, Loudermill Hearing, Town of Auburn, 2019 WL 3574289 (MA LRC ALJ 2019) Personality Traits Not Protected By ADA, Donley v. Village of Yorkville, 2019 WL 3817054 (N.D.N.Y. 2019) Trooper’s Garrity Rights Violated, State of Nebraska v. Kober, 2019 WL 3215942 (Neb. App. 2019) In Some Parts...

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Great podcast full of interesting news that pertains to public safety professionals.

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The 1st Thursday Podcast is the best source of information I have found for public safety labor issues and court/arbitration decisions. I highly recommend it!!

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