Tag: police

Philly Off-Duty Employee Did WHAT? Some Tips So Employer Doesn’t Step in It, Too

For the first time since 1960, the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions. Inspired play from backup quarterback Nick Foles and some gutsy moves from coach Doug Pederson propelled the Eagles past the favored Patriots in one of the better games I’ve seen in quite some time. I’m far from a Philly fan, but I […]

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Employer’s Winning Defense: Police Sergeant Was Undeserving and Disliked

A federal court in Rhode Island recently rejected a sergeant’s claim that the Providence Police Department’s (PPD) failure to promote him to lieutenant was illegally based on disability discrimination. The court found the employment decision was based in part on the chief of police’s conclusion that the sergeant was undeserving of the promotion and wasn’t […]

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Mock Robbery as Posttraining Exercise Leads to Lawsuit

Posttraining exercises provide opportunities for employees to apply what they learned in training and for management to gain insight into ways to improve future trainings. However, those exercises must be carried out in such a way that no one gets injured—physically or psychologically.

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Police Chief Still an Executive Under FLSA Even While Walking the Beat, Says VT Superior Court

A former police chief in Vermont was correctly classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s executive exemption — despite the fact that he frequently had to perform patrol work — because the bulk of his duties were still considered managerial, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled Aug. 10. In spite of his status as […]

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Richmond Va. Settles Overtime Lawsuit with City Police Officers for $7M+

Police officers in Richmond, Va., will be paid $7.2 million in unpaid overtime under the terms of a settlement agreement approved July 27 by a federal judge. The settlement between more than 600 officers and the city resolved a year-long fight over whether federal Fair Labor Standards Act provisions or state laws held sway over […]

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Power Corrupts

by Mark I. Schickman At its heart, the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) football scandal is a criminal matter. But it’s also the ultimate example of sexual harassment being permitted to recur openly, continuously, and notoriously in a workplace. It’s a sober reminder of what can happen if any person or group believes they are bigger […]

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3 Leadership Lessons from Penn State Debacle

If you’re anything like me, you’re sick of hearing about the whole Jerry Sandusky/Penn State sex abuse case. Sick of it, first and foremost, because the thought of what Sandusky allegedly did to those young boys, and the evidence appears overwhelming, is enough to make you physically ill. And sick of it because the 24-hour […]

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All Eyes on Arizona

Arizona’s new immigration law, Senate Bill (SB) 1070, authorizes state and local law enforcement officials to inquire into the immigration status of any person “where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States.” The law regulates aliens directly, not by means of the employer-employee relationship. Nevertheless, […]

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