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2015

Need for OPBA Representation? Know the Continuum

2015|

Need for OPBA Representation?  Know the Continuum by S. Randall Weltman, Esq.        It has been a long time since a summary of representation responses has been provided to the OPBA’s membership.  Representation responses can be broken down into “levels” just like the use of force continuums that OPBA members should know all too [...]

Supreme Court Decision in Young v. United Parcel Service – Raises New Questions about Light Duty Work Policies

2015|

Supreme Court Decision in Young v. United Parcel Service  Raises New Questions about Light Duty Work Policies By:  Michelle Sullivan, Esquire Allotta, Farley Co, LPA   The availability of light duty is an important concern for employees at many law enforcement agencies.  Officers face injuries and conditions resulting from on- and off-duty activities that [...]

OPBA PROUD

2015, Articles|

OPBA  PROUD   by Thomas Austin, Executive Director             As a twenty year member of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, I never have doubted the representation or benefits I have received.  On September 1st, I personally witnessed our representation provided to OPBA members in critical incident situations.  It was approximately 5:50 p.m. and I [...]

Message from the Executive Director – Tom Austin

2015|

Message from the Executive Director – Tom Austin This year the OPBA hosted the annual Midstates Conference on November 11th and 12th.  Groups representing law enforcement, corrections and dispatchers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota participated.  This annual gathering is an information sharing session for all of the states involved.  Speakers included William [...]

SUMMER, POLITICS, RETIREMENT, NEW HIRE AND OP + F

2015|

SUMMER, POLITICS, RETIREMENT, NEW HIRE AND OP + F by Thomas Austin, Executive Director Nicer weather has finally arrived and the OPBA’s Family Days are SOLD OUT!  The OPBA’s membership has again responded with a great turnout.  This year’s attendance facts are:  OPBA Day at Progressive Field Cleveland Indians 83 member departments attended. OPBA [...]

UNDERSTANDING INTERMITTENT FMLA CERTIFICATION AND USE

2015|

  UNDERSTANDING INTERMITTENT FMLA CERTIFICATION AND USE   BY:  Max Rieker, Esquire   The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) was created “to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families.”[1]  In a nutshell, this law requires certain employers (including government employers) to permit unpaid time off for covered [...]

The United States Supreme Court to Hear Fair Share Fee Challenge in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

2015|

The United States Supreme Court to Hear Fair Share Fee Challenge in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al. By:  Mark Volcheck, Esq. The defeat of Senate Bill 5 certainly has not proven to be the last fight for the preservation of collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio. Anti-union proponents have petitioned [...]

Young v. UPS, The Latest From the Supreme Court on Pregnancy Discrimination

2015|

Young v. UPS, The Latest From the Supreme Court on Pregnancy Discrimination By:  Mark Volcheck, Esquire   The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act specifies that Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination applies to discrimination “because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.”  The Act’s second clause specifies that employers must [...]

DEADLY FORCE

2015|

DEADLY FORCE   by Kevin Powers, Esq.     The law enforcement community has been put under the microscope recently due to the use of deadly force in several incidents across the country.  For various reasons the media has seen fit to hype these incidents, often painting law enforcement as unaccountable and out of [...]