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Truth or consequences: Arbitral rulings on discipline for alleged abuse in law enforcement, education, health care and customer service settings.

A panel discussion of three case studies of alleged abuse involving (1) a nursing home, (2) a police shooting, and (3) sexual assault on a student by a teacher.Following the…

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In the Cotran decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that the appropriate inquiry in adjudicating a breach of contract claim was whether the employer’s conclusion of misconduct was reached honestly…

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Discipline, discharge, external law and procedure -Roundtable discussion

A roundtable discussion, based upon hypothetical examples, of off-duty misconduct as cause for discharge. Subjects addressed include representation of the employee by independent counsel – a plea of guilty vs….

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A survey — of NAA members, management attorney advocates in the U.S. and Canada, and union attorney advocates — the purpose of which is to determine the factors that go…

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The author poses questions about the direction of the Academy’s future, with special consideration to the process of securing a pool of candidates, training and developing the candidates, and selecting…

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Keeping It Moving: Evidence and Procedure Rulings

A fact-based and scenario based discussion of how evidentiary and procedural issues have been expeditiously addressed by arbitrators before, during and after the hearing.

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Getting It Right and Getting It Done: Evidence and Procedure Rulings

A panel discussion of practical considerations that arbitrators make when ruling on evidentiary or procedural matters.

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Mediation of Complex Grievances

Arbitrator Bickner offers practical suggestions to encourage grievance mediation, including, especially, in complex cases, for which the approach can be especially efficatious.

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