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Ninth Circuit Ruling re Homeless Camping on Public Property: Martin v City of Boise

For member agencies that have city or county ordinances regarding camping on public property, the recent ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Martin v. City of Boise may have implications on how you apply those rules.

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New Benefit for PWC Members - Telemedicine

As a member of the EIA PWC Program, members now have access to Telemedicine services via KuraMD. Telemedicine marries everyday life’s technology with state of the art physicians. You can connect with a doctor via your smart phone, tablet or PC on a secure video connection. Whether your agency is in a remote location, don’t have access to specialists, or your employees just want to be more efficient with their time than sitting and waiting in a doctor’s office, Telemedicine may be right for you and your employees.

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US Supreme Court's Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that requiring non-union public employees to pay mandatory agency fees is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. There are many ramifications to this decision. The most immediate impact is that public agencies may not facilitate a union’s collection of agency fees from a non-member without that employee’s express consent. Therefore, public agencies are immediately prohibited from automatically deducting agency fees from the paychecks of employees.

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Reminder Notice: The Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF)

As you may already know, the DOT made an official ruling to expand the drug panel to include 4 semi-synthetic opioids and to remove MDEA from the panel.

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EIA Announces Loss Prevention Department Name Change

In response to wide ranging changes in the business context of the Loss Prevention Department, the Loss Prevention Committee voted during the May 17th meeting to officially change the name of Loss Prevention to Risk Control.

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