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Nexus in the context of off-duty misconduct cases. A valid nexus between the off-duty misconduct and the status of the grievant as an employee must be demonstrated by the employer. Decisions indicate that this may be accomplished by showing that the misconduct has damaged the employer’s business or will do so if the employee is …

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Some arbitrators equate their remedy power with that of a court dealing with a suit for breach of contract, and award actual damages, restitution, and equitable remedies, unless proscribed by the CBA. At the other extreme is the arbitrator as solely the “contract reader,” wherein only the remedy expressly or inferentially contained in the CBA …

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