<h1 class="entry-title">Category: Legal Updates</h1>
08 Sep

NEPBA & Nolan Perroni, PC win Arbitration case for NEPBA Local 550 – Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Probationary Officers – Sick Time Incentive / Bonus Days

LEGAL UPDATE NEPBA Attorney Gary Nolan of Nolan | Perroni, PC recently won an important arbitration decision that will benefit members of six (6) Worcester County Sheriff’s Office academy classes – dating back to 2018.  As a result, retroactive, bonus personal days will be granted for qualifying officers. In the case, the Union argued that […]

08 Jun

NEPBA successfully grieved the termination of Northfield, Vermont Officer

NEPBA successfully grieved the termination of Police Officer Chris Hoar who was terminated for alleged dishonesty by the Town of Northfield, Vermont. The Arbitrator upheld the grievance, reinstated the Officer Hoar, and awarded full “make whole” remedy inclusive of backpay. The Town of Northfield had terminated the Officer Hoar employment based on Police Chief Helfant […]

30 Apr

ARBITRATOR RULES TOWN MUST MAKE GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO FILL OFFICER VACANCIES IN BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT.

From the desk of Executive Secretary Bill Ryan This was a contractual issue regarding staffing levels and whether the CBA at issue required the Employer to maintain two officer coverage on all shifts. Typically, minimum manning provisions in contracts are not enforceable past one year, however, this was not a minimum manning issue as much […]