NP Overcomes Extensive Video Footage to Win Use-of-Force Case. Important ruling by arbitrator regarding intentional v. accidental force.

Overcoming the challenges of modern video technology, NP Attorney Gary Nolan recently won an important use-of-force case on behalf of NEPBA Local 500. Through the presentation of expert testimony, Gary convinced an arbitrator to completely exonerate the officer.

The employer’s investigation lasted more than a year, and produced an internal affairs report hundreds of pages long, supported by video footage shot from several modern video surveillance cameras. Breaking down the camera angles to split second frames, Gary, together with the ...

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Massachusetts Legislature creates new rights for Public Sector Unions

Recently, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted House Bill 3854, over the Governor’s veto. This brand new law was passed specifically to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The legislation allows unions to require non-dues paying members to pay in advance for expected costs and attorneys fees in certain matters brought on behalf those non-dues payers. Importantly, the bill went further to create new union rights, including the right to:

• Meet ...

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Another day, another Union Official indicted for misuse of union funds. Are you prepared to respond to a subpoena?

Are your union financial books in order?

2019 has seen a flurry of labor union indictments and investigations into labor union financial records. Police and other labor unions around the Commonwealth, and accross the country, have been the subject of grand jury subpoenas resulting in indictments of leadership officials. In the past week alone we saw:

  • the indictment of the State Police Union president;
  • a leader of a major trade union indicted;
  • In June, an office, a Methuen Police Patrolman’s Union official ...
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