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 14: 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 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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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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