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Commentary of Massachusetts Civil Service Commission (Jan-Apr, 2017)

Massachusetts Civil Service Reporter Management Commentary by Philip Collins, Esq. and Melissa R. Murray, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C.   IN THE COURTS Superior Court Overturns Commission Decision on Failed Drug Test Bypass In Gannon v. Boston Police Department (Case No. 2015CV03462-B (March 13, 2017)), the superior court reversed the Civil Service Commission’s decision [...]

Commentary of Massachusetts Civil Service Commission (Sept-Dec, 2016)

Massachusetts Civil Service Reporter Management Commentary by Philip Collins, Esq. and Melissa R. Murray, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C.   IN THE COURTS Appeals Court Affirms Boston Police Drug Testing Decision In Thomas, et al. v. Civil Service Commission and Boston Police Department (October 7, 2016), the Appeals Court was tasked with reviewing the [...]

Commentary on Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (Apr-Jun, 2016)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (April - June 2016 Decisions) Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. & Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. DISCIPLINE. Arbitrator Upholds Suspension Of Police Officer Who Used Police Database For Personal Reasons To Investigate Girlfriend’s Ex-Husband. In Town of Sutton and Sutton Police Sergeants and Patrolmen’s Association, [...]

Commentary on Massachusetts Civil Service Commission (May-Aug, 2016)

Massachusetts Civil Service Reporter Management Commentary by Philip Collins, Esq., Tim Norris, Esq. and Melissa R. Murray, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. IN THE COURTS Appeals Court Affirms Bypass of Candidate When Appointing Authority Provided Sufficient Reasons for Bypass In Henderson v. Civil Service Commission, 2016 WL 3677278 (Mass.App.Ct. 2016), the Massachusetts Court of [...]

Commentary of the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission (Jan-Apr, 2016)

Massachusetts Civil Service Reporter Management Commentary by Philip Collins, Esq., Tim Norris, Esq. and Melissa R. Murray, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. IN THE COURTS Superior Court Upholds Commission’s Decision to Terminate North Adams Police Sergeant Who Aided Criminal Informant Readers may recall the Commission’s 2015 decision in Foley v. City of North Adams, [...]

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

In City of Woburn, a Department of Labor Relations (DLR) arbitration decision, a DLR arbitrator upheld the four month suspension of a police officer for deliberate violation of an order to stay away from his girlfriend, who was facing trial for distribution of oxycodone. But, the Mayor’s order that the officer apologize to the Mayor [...]

2018-01-08T16:53:22-04:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Employment|Tags: , , |

It’s High Noon on Medical Marijuana Issues

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, three years after Massachusetts citizens voted to allow the use of marijuana for therapeutic purposes, the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Salem, Massachusetts. The Salem dispensary is the first of many dispensaries set to open across the state - 15 of the state’s 35 dispensary licenses have already [...]

2018-01-08T16:53:23-04:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Employment|Tags: , |