Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 34: Time Loss Benefits under Workers Compensation

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 34: Time Loss Benefits under  Workers Compensation

This article is the 34th  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 several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, 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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Washington State Supreme Court Finds Race-Based Staffing Directive Was Discriminatory

By: Erica Shelley Nelson and Sarah Burke

In Blackburn v. Dep’t of Soc. & Health Servs., nine employees at a Washington state psychiatric hospital alleged racial discrimination after the hospital restricted job assignments. The Washington State Supreme Court found the temporary race-based restriction violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 33: Right to Medical Treatment under Workers Compensation

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 33: Right to Medical Treatment under Workers Compensation

This article is the 33rd  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 several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, 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 32: Reporting a Workers Compensation Claim

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 32: Reporting a Workers Compensation Claim 

This article is the 32nd  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 several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, 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 Dismisses Renton Police Officers’ Guild’s Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Over Compensation For Bicycle Officers, Finding Guild Already Knew About The Change

By Chris Casillas and Sarah E. Derry

In City of Renton, PERC Examiner Coss dismissed the Renton Police Officers’ Guild’s Unfair Labor Practice complaint, which challenged the pay scheme for bicycle officers. The Examiner held that, contrary to the Guild’s allegations: (1) the City did not engage in direct dealing with Officers when it created a new payment method; (2) the Guild had actually agreed to end the alternate payment method and so the City did not unilaterally change the bike pay; and (3) the Guild’s complaint was barred by the statute of limitations.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 31: An Introduction to Workers Compensation and the Injured Public Safety Officer

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 31: An Introduction to Workers Compensation and the Injured Public Safety Officer

This article is the 31st  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 several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, 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 30: Pregnancy Discrimination Rights in the “Hazardous Workplace”

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 30: Pregnancy Discrimination Rights in the “Hazardous Workplace”

This article is the 30th 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 several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, 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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Washington Court of Appeals Holds that Employee May Bring Claim of Disability Discrimination To Trial After Showing Rules Were Selectively Enforced Against Him

By: Jim Cline & Harrison Owens

In Brownell v. Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1, a Washington Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s dismissal of a former public utility employee’s disability discrimination lawsuit. In his complaint, the worker claimed that he was terminated for violation of work rules that were selectively enforced against him. The Court of Appeals found that the selective enforcement of the rules and lack of negative performance reviews showed that the worker may have a valid claim for disability discrimination. Therefore, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s dismissal of the worker’s claim and allowed him to bring his claim to trial.

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Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 29: The Family Medical Leave Act

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 29: The Family Medical Leave Act 

This article is the 29th 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 several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, 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 28: Pregnancy Discrimination and Disability Laws

By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson

Representing the Injured or Disabled Member

Part 28: Pregnancy Discrimination and Disability Laws

This article is the 28th  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 several weeks and continuing for the next several weeks, 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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