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Jun 13 2017

Arbitrators Have the Authority to Define Insubordination and Just Cause

What is insubordination? Perhaps more importantly, who gets to decide what constitutes insubordination. If an employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement is terminated for insubordination, the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals has ruled that a neutral arbitrator, in deciding whether there was just cause for the termination, has the authority to not only define […]

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May 19 2017

Arbitrators’ Authority to Modify Discipline Upheld

Labor arbitrators have traditionally had the authority to modify discipline imposed by employers, based upon the principle that just cause focuses not only on whether the employee committed wrongdoing, but also whether the punishment fits the crime.  Employers often don’t like this, believing they, not neutral arbitrators, should decide on the level of punishment. The […]

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Aug 07 2014

Worker's Compensation Issues For Law Enforcement Officers

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ISSUES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PRESENTED AT 2014 FOP OF OHIO ANNUAL CONFERENCE By Henry A. Arnett

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Jan 08 2014

Informational Picketing

NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATIONAL PICKETING UNDER 4117 By Henry A. Arnett Livorno and Arnett Co., LPA 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 108-B Columbus, Ohio 43215 Telephone: 614-224-7771 counsel@oapff.org Ohio Revised Code §4117.11(B) provides that it is an unfair labor practice for a public employee organization, its agents, representatives, or public employees to do the following: (8) […]

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Jan 08 2014

Residency Restrictions

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS UNDER R.C. §9.481 By Henry A. Arnett Livorno and Arnett Co., LPA 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 108-B Columbus, Ohio 43215 Telephone: 614-224-7771 counsel@oapff.org In 2006, the Ohio General Assembly enacted R.C. §9.481, which generally prohibited political subdivisions from enacting residency requirements as a condition of employment.1 A number of cities filed challenges to […]

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Oct 16 2012

Springdale Firefighter Reinstated

By Henry A. Arnett

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Nov 10 2011

Ohio Voters Soundly Reject Senate Bill 5

OHIO VOTERS REJECT SENATE BILL 5 By Henry A. Arnett

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Jun 10 2011

Sutton v. Tomco – Protection for the Injured Worker

By Henry A. Arnett

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Apr 25 2011

Summary of Changes Made by SB 5

By Henry A. Arnett, General Counsel for the Ohio

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Mar 23 2011

Oral Complaints Sufficient toTrigger FLSA Protection

ORAL COMPLAINTS SUFFICIENT TO TRIGGER FLSA ANTI-RETALIATION PROVISIONS By Henry A. Arnett

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