Labor Law

Union Claims Paid Administrative Leave Disciplinary – Arbitrator Confirms What We Should All Know

After it suspected a deputy had falsified his time records, claiming to have taught DARE courses and earned compensatory time, the Itasca County Chief Deputy questioned the deputy about his reported work time.  The Chief Deputy learned that the deputy’s …

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City of Brainerd Restructures Fire Department, Bargains Over Impact, and Lays Off Full-Time Employees. MN Court of Appeals: “Not So Fast.”

Those who have worked in public labor in Minnesota know the drill: if you’re going to make changes to the structure of organization, you inform the union of the proposed changes, bargain over impact, and go forward with the move.  …

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Another MAJOR Decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals Overturning the Decision of an Arbitrator

The Minnesota public labor community was already pretty taken aback at the Minnesota Court of Appeals’s decision in City of Richfield v. Law Enforcement Labor Services, which reversed an arbitrator’s decision returning an officer to duty after he was terminated …

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