Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter

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Commentary on Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (Jan-Mar, 2017)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (April - June 2016 Decisions) Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. & Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. EMPLOYER BARGAINING OBLIGATIONS Implementation Of Narcan Policy Remains In Place, But Employer Must Bargain Impacts In Town of Natick and Natick Patrol Officers Association, (43 MLC 178), the Hearing Officer, [...]

Commentary on Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (Jul-Sep, 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. MANAGEMENT RIGHTS Management Rights Language Gives Employer Right To Assign Overtime. Arbitrator Timothy Hatfiled held in City of Worcester and NAGE, Local 495, 43 MLC 8 (2016) that the [...]

2018-08-05T16:33:46-04:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: MA Labor/DLR|Tags: |

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 Department of Labor Relations (Jan-Mar, 2016)

  Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (January - March 2016 Decisions) Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. & Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. City Required to Produce Records to Union Even When City’s Attorney’s Copied on Communications In City of Boston v. Municipal Police Patrolmen’s Assoc. IBPO Local 650, 42 MLC [...]

2018-08-05T16:33:47-04:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: MA Labor/DLR|Tags: , , |

Commentary on Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Decisions (Apr – Dec, 2015)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. & Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C.   DECISIONAL AND IMPACT BARGAINING School Not Required To Bargain With Union Over Decision To Allow Teachers To Teach Online Course Outside of School for Credit In Canton School Committee and Canton Teachers Association, [...]

2018-08-05T16:33:49-04:00January 26th, 2016|Categories: MA Labor/DLR|Tags: |

Commentary of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Decisions (Jan – Mar, 2015)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter Management Commentary by Leo Peloquin, Esq., Joshua Coleman, Esq., and Stephanie Merabet, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. Discipline CERB Reverses Hearing Officer’s Decision, Which Did Not Award Back Pay, And Holds Employees Are Entitled to Back Pay When Disciplined for Concerted Protected Activity. In Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary of Administration [...]

2018-08-05T16:34:37-04:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: MA Labor/DLR|Tags: |

Commentary on Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Decisions (Nov. – Dec., 2014)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. and Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C.   Employers must bargain over decision to install GPS in vehicles In what seems to be a departure from prior DLR decisions, the Hearing Officer in City of Springfield v. AFSCME, Local 93, 41 [...]

2018-01-08T16:53:25-04:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: MA Labor/DLR|Tags: |

Commentary on Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Decisions (Aug. to Nov., 2014)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. and Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C.   Employer Must Bargain Over Reduction Of Hours When It Means A Loss Of Health Insurance Benefits. In City of Springfield and Springfield Organization of Library Employees , 41 MLC 9 (July 18, 2014), [...]

Commentary on Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Decisions (April – June, 2014)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. and Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C.   When There is Any Doubt, Honor an Employee's Request to Have Union Representation or Risk Having the Discipline Overturned When an Employer has an employee in its sights for discipline, it is just [...]

Commentary on Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Decisions (Jan. – March, 2014)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter Management Commentary by Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. and Melissa R. Murray, Esq. Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C.   Being patient and engaged and agreeing to reasonable Union requests are the keys to an Employer proving that bargaining is at an impasse. Employers trying to meet a bargaining obligation are often confronted [...]