The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has ruled that the city of Springfield violated the state's civil service law by making temporary appointments of firefighters rather than hiring permanent replacements. The ruling affirmed an arbitration agreement that also sided with the firefighters union. Read more at MassLive.com.
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled on interlocutory appeal that claims under the state's Public Protection Act, which insulates employees from termination for declining to take part in illegal activities, do not include a right to a jury trial. Read more at the Chattanoogan.