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Section Newsletter Articles on Collective Bargaining Agreements

Defending FMLA interference claims: Employer’s burden is more strict under Collective Bargaining Agreements … honestly speaking By Paul G. Prendergast and James S. Shovlin Labor and Employment Law, September 2015 The Seventh Circuit has determined that “because an employee has ‘no greater right to reinstatement or to other benefits and conditions of employment than if the employee had been continuously employed,’ an employer need only show that ‘it refused to reinstate the employee based on an honest suspicion that she was abusing her leave.’”
Police and fire discharge: Arbitration vs. commission—What does the collective bargaining agreement say? By Carlos S. Arévalo Labor and Employment Law, December 2014 In Woods v. City of Berwyn, the court had to rule on an employee’s claim that he was entitled to arbitration despite provisions in the collective bargaining agreement that gave the police and fire commission authority to consider disciplinary charges.
Police and fire discharge: Arbitration vs. commission—What does the collective bargaining agreement say? By Carlos S. Arévalo Local Government Law, December 2014 In Woods v. City of Berwyn, the court had to rule on an employee’s claim that he was entitled to arbitration despite provisions in the collective bargaining agreement that gave the police and fire commission authority to consider disciplinary charges.

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