Articles From Carlos Arevalo

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Public Employers Can Keep Disciplinary Records Longer Than Union Contracts Provide By Carlos Arévalo Local Government Law, July 2020 On June 18, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that enforcement of a union contract provision mandating the destruction of disciplinary records was against Illinois’ public policy of preserving and retaining public records.
Officials not entitled to qualified immunity in First Amendment retaliation claim By Carlos Arévalo Local Government Law, November 2016 In Ricciuti v. Gyzenis, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that police officials in Madison, Connecticut are not immune from liability for a fired police officer’s claim that she was retaliated against for her First Amendment speech.
Abood v. Detroit Bd. Of Education survives…for now? By Carlos Arevalo Labor and Employment Law, April 2016 Had the Supreme Court overturned Abood, it would have had a profound impact across the Country’s 25 states that permit compulsory “fair share” for teachers, firefighters, police and other public workers. 

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