Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 17: Newsletter Series

fitnessBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 17: What Triggers an Employee being Subject to “Fitness for Duty” Process

This article is the 17th 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 16: Newsletter Series

all-oneBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 16: The Connection between Collective Bargaining Rights and Disability Laws

This article is the 16th 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 15: Newsletter Series

alcoholism_is_a_prisionBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 15: The Nature of the Duty to Accommodate an Alcoholic Employee

This article is the 15th 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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Injured Officer Entitled to LEOFF II On-The-Job Injury 6-Month Benefit, Even Though His Time Off Was Not “Consecutive”

surgeryBy Erica Shelley Nelson and Sarah E. Derry 

In Renton Police Guild, Arbitrator Gary Axon ordered the City of Renton to provide a full six months of on-the-job injury benefits to an injured officer who had returned to work between his initial injury and subsequent surgery. The Arbitrator was tasked with interpreting the word “consecutive” in the parties’ CBA.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 14: Newsletter Series

beerBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 13: The Duty to Accommodate Alcoholism

This article is the 14th 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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Labor Law Training Conference

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By Karla Rava 

A limited number of seats remain for the annual Cline and Casillas labor law training conference.  Open to both Cline and Casillas clients as well as all Washington public safety labor organizations, is event is the best opportunity each year to learn a wide array of labor law principles but also the latest developments in contract negotiations and case law.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 13: Newsletter Series

2000px-obesity-waist_circumference-svgBy Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 13: The Duty to Accommodate a Weight

This article is the 13th 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 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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