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20645
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Public agencies sometimes find themselves faced with allegations that employees have engaged in criminal misconduct, either on or off duty. What due process, if any, is due the employee who is to be suspended during the subsequent investigation? The United States Supreme Court has answered this question with its decision in Gilbert v. Homar. This bulletin provides a summary of the decision and its implications for public agencies.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 13, June 1997, p1-2, f
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20635
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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age against individuals forty years old and above in all aspects of employment, applying to both government and private employers. Although the Act generally bars mandatory retirement, this bulletin explains how Congress modified the Act to permit such provisions for public safety personnel.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 11, Dec 1996, p1-2, f
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20636
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This bulletin briefly summarizes three United States Supreme Court decisions from 1997 that are of interest to public employers. The cases are Robinson v. Shell Oil Co., Board of County Commissioners of Bryan County v. Brown, and Auer v. Robbins.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 12, May 1997, p1-3, f
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20647
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This bulletin discusses implications of two 1998 Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions dealing with the status of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In both cases, the counties relied on Section 7(k) of the FLSA in scheduling their EMTs, and the schedules were held to violate the Act. The Fourth Circuit also rendered a decision upholding the applicability of the fluctuating workweek to EMTs, however, and may have provided an alternative means for North Carolina counties to comply with the FLSA without incurring significant additional costs.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 16, May 1998, p1-2, f
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20648
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This bulletin summarizes three United States Supreme Court decisions at the end of the 1997-98 term dealing with important matters of employment law.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 17, Jul 1998, p1-4, f
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20663
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This bulletin discusses the Supreme Court decision announced on June 23, 1999, in Alden v. Maine (No. 98-436), which greatly enhanced the states' sovereign immunity against claims brought against them by individuals alleging violations of federal law. North Carolina has not waived its right of sovereign immunity, and thus it is clear that individual employees may not sue a state agency for an FLSA violation; however, a suit may be pursued by the US Department of Labor.
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This bulletin summarizes the amendments Congress made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), effective September 30, 1997, regarding the use of consumer reports when making employment decisions the implications of these amendments for employers. Consumer reports contain information such as an individuals credit worthiness, credit standing, character, general reputation, and personal characteristics.
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On May 1, 2000, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Christensen, et al. v. Harris County, et al. The issue in this case was whether the county employer could require its employees to use their accrued compensatory time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Court held that the county could do so. This bulletin summarizes the Court's opinion and offers guidance for North Carolina public employers in dealing with the requirements of the FLSA.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 21, May 2000, p1-2, f
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20664
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This bulletin discusses four United States Supreme Court rulings decided at the end of the 1998-99 term that clarified employers' liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 20, Aug 1999, p1-5, f
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This bulletin discusses a June 12, 2000 United States Supreme Court decision in Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc. Resolving a split of authority among the appellate courts, the Court unanimously held that a judge or jury may find an employer liable for intentional discrimination if a plaintiff-employee establishes a \"prima facie case\" of discrimination and proves that the employer's stated reason for a termination or other adverse employment action was false or pretextual. The Court's ruling rejected the \"pretext plus\" standard adopted by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Under that approach, plaintiffs were required to prove not only that the employer's reason was false, but also that the real reason was unlawful discrimination.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 23, Jul 2000, p1-3, f
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District, in an en banc ruling authorized by Judge Russell, announced a new standard for political firing cases with its decision on August 7, 1997 in Jenkins, et al. v. Medford. Bobby Lee Medford was Sheriff of Buncombe County, and after his reelection, he dismissed several deputies who had worked for his opponent. This bulletin summarizes the decision and its implications for NC officials.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 14, Sept 1997, p1-4, f
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20687
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The United States Supreme Court decided a record number of employment law cases in its 2001-2002 term. This Public Personnel Bulletin is the first of two that will discuss those decisions, and it focuses on four Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 26, Aug 2002, p1-11, f
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This Public Personnel Law Bulletin is the second of two discussing the employment law decisions issued by the United States Supreme Court during its 2001-2002 term. Part I discussed four Americans with Disabilities Act cases. This bulletin discusses six cases covering a range of personnel law issues.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 27, Sept 2002, p1-11, f
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This bulletin discusses whether a public entity can require random drug testing of employees of its independent contractors. Public entities see the drug testing as part of their efforts to improve workplace safety.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 24, Jul 2001, p1-5, f
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This bulletin focuses on the circumstances under which an injured employee can be terminated without running afoul of the Workers' Compensation Act or the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act.
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Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 22, May 2000, p1-8, f
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