Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 12: Newsletter Series

courtBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 12: The Duty to Accommodate Mental Health Issues

This article is the 12th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next two to three months, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Disability Reasonable Accommodation Table Expanded and Posted on Premium Website

tennis-elbow_sagBy Jim Cline

As part of our continued effort provide the best possible information to our clients and Premium Website subscribers we have vastly expanded our “Reasonable Accommodation” case table. The case table shows what types of accommodations have been found reasonable and not reasonable for a wide range of medical conditions.

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Seattle CPI Maintains its 2% Pace, National Index Lags Behind


marketing By Jim Cline

The recently released August CPI-W report shows the Seattle index continuing at the same level last report in the bi-monthly June report:  2.0%.  As it has for some time, the All-Cities-W, as it has recently, continued to lag behind at 0.7%.  This chart shows the two indices over the past 12 months:

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 11: Newsletter Series

brainnnnnnBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 11: The Duty to Accommodate Mental Health Issues

This article is the 11th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next two to three months, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 10: Newsletter Series

clockkkBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 10: The Duty to Accommodate With a Change in Schedule 

This article is the 10th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next two to three months, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 9: Newsletter Series

libertyBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 9: The Duty to Accommodate a Disability With Light Duty under State Law 

This article is the 9th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next two to three months, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 8: Newsletter Series

police_duty_beltBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 8: The Duty to Accommodate a Disability With Light Duty 

This article is the 8th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next two to three months, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 7: Newsletter Series

police_duty_beltBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 8: The Duty to Accommodate and Accommodate a Disability with Light Duty

This article is the 8th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next two to three months, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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PERC Examiner Holds Union Waived Right To Bargain Over University’s Decision To Contract Out Concrete Work

bleachersBy Chris Casillas and Sarah Derry

In Central Washington University, PERC Examiner Kristi Aravena dismissed the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Unfair Labor Practice complaint, holding that although the University had indeed contracted out bargaining unit work, the Union had failed to formally request bargaining.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 6: Newsletter Series

Disability_symbols_16By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 6: The Duty to Accommodate a Disability under State and Federal Law 

This article is the 6th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled members have and how you, as a union or guild representative, can best assist them.  Over the next two to three months, we’ll be publishing, in various segments, information on how state and federal laws protect your members who are hurt or otherwise unable to work. We’ll cover topics including disability discrimination law, the FMLA, job protection rights under the CBA, workers compensation, disability benefits, and the right to bring a civil lawsuit.

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