Training the Fire Chiefs and First Officers on Labor and Employment Issues

in Employment, Employment, Labor, News

At a recent Fire Training Academy at Cuyahoga Community College, Weston Hurd Labor & Employment attorneys provided guidance to fire chiefs and first officers on navigating various employment-related issues they may encounter as part of their administrative duties.

The two-hour interactive program utilized learning techniques such as lecture, audience response software and video vignettes covering topics including:

  • Unfair labor practices and SERB
  • Dealing with illness in the workplace and how to treat leave requests under the FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation
  • Ohio’s Whistleblower statutes
  • Retaliation
  • First Amendment
  • EEO compliance and procedures
  • Hostile work environment/harassment



Jack Kluznik –