We have received a number of inquiries asking whether the common disaster provisions of our collective bargaining agreements were applicable to employee absences occasioned by the snowstorm on March 14, 2017. Since the events of March 14, 2017, do not fit the precise contractual definition of a common disaster, the provisions are inapplicable. The RAB is recommending that each employee’s absence be treated appropriately on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact the RAB if you have any questions about common disaster provisions under our contracts.
Stephen Halouvas is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. He began his career working in labor relations in the Entertainment industry where he spent 8 years handling contractual grievances and negotiating contracts. During his time as a union stagehand, was proud to work on such events as the 2008 Presidential Debates, TV shows such as Pan Am, and Movies such as Bourne Legacy.
Stephen received his Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honors from Adelphi University in 2007. He is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where he graduated with Honors, and was the Vice President of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society and a Junior Fellow of our Center for Labor and Employment Law. While at St. John’s, he received the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law, as well as the Dean’s awards for Excellence in Labor Law and Labor and Employment Arbitration for obtaining the highest grades in those areas. His other educational credentials include the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute, and classes in Contract Administration and Collective Bargaining at Cornell University ILR.
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