Injury Leave Possible After Off-Duty Recreation Accident

September 7th, 2014 by

On May 27, 2014, arbitrator Tammy Brynie issued an important recreation injury leave award in favor of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association. The Boston police officer was seriously injured while participating in the 2012 Boston Police Department Fitness Challenge. (Read …   (Read More)

Cities and Towns Cheating on Health Insurance Contributions to Self Funded Plans

September 2nd, 2014 by

When cities and towns use self-funded health insurance plans, they have been able to cheat on their required contributions.  We have already found a number of cases where municipalities have failed to make their required contributions, thereby forcing employees to …   (Read More)

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say . . .

August 5th, 2014 by and

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say . . .

Like many people nowadays, Natalie Munroe had a blog where she shared tips about cooking and child rearing.  The high school English teacher from Doylestown, PA, also used her …   (Read More)

Policing and Emergency Medical Services

August 4th, 2014 by

Policing and Emergency Medical Services

The nature of policing is evolving again as departments are getting more involved in providing emergency medical services.  Traditionally the police service has focused on responding to criminal acts, investigating them, and arresting the perpetrators.  …   (Read More)

Who’s The Boss?

July 30th, 2014 by and

McDonald’s isn’t “loving it” anymore.  In a ruling made public on July 28, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel, Richard F. Griffin, Jr., found that McDonald’s is a joint employer under the law with its franchisees and therefore …   (Read More)

Jamie Goodwin Recognized as HLA Lawyer of the Month

July 15th, 2014 by

Sandulli Grace, PC is very proud to announce that Jamie Goodwin was recognized as the Health Law Advocates’ “Lawyer of the Month” for the outstanding representation he has provided through the HLA’s pro bono legal network.

Health Law Advocates is …   (Read More)

Supreme Court Rules That First Amendment Protects Employee’s Truthful Testimony

June 24th, 2014 by and

Chalk this one up to “this wasn’t already settled law?”  Yes, it was only last week that the US Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment to the Constitution protects an employee’s right to testify truthfully in a court case.…   (Read More)

If You Worked as a Reserve Police Officer or a Call Firefighter – You Need To Read This.

April 30th, 2014 by

All MASSC.O.P. members who have worked as a reserve officer or a call firefighter need to read this article. In Massachusetts, retirement system members who worked as call firefighters or reserve police officers can be credited with a maximum of …   (Read More)