On October 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit held that time spent by a specific group of call center workers booting up their computers was compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as “integral and indispensable” to their principal job duties. The Court’s decision in Cariene Cadena, et al. v. Customer Connexx, LLC, et al., 51 F.4th 831 (9th Cir. 2022) (“Cadena”) , reversed a district court ruling granting summary judgment to the employer-defendant.
Members of the Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) and Renne Public Management Group (RPMG) team will present at the 2022 California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference in Monterey this November.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group, welcomes Dan Rich, former city manager for the cities of Mountain View and Campbell. As one of RPMG’s growing cadre of consultants and strategic advisors, Dan will help cities, counties, special districts and nonprofits improve their effectiveness and achieve greater impact.
The increasingly polarized political environment has taken a toll on election workers and other public servants. The California Legislature has noticed, recognizing in its most recent election legislation that 15 percent of the state’s election officials have retired since the 2020 election. In an ongoing effort to address this issue, Governor Newsom signed SB 1131 into law on September 26, 2022, establishing new protections for public officials from harassment, threats, and acts of violence. As an urgency statute, SB 1311 went into effect that same day.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) welcomes Andrew Shen, who joins the firm as senior counsel after 15 years of service as Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) Founding Partner Jon Holtzman will present at the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Annual Conference, October 26-28 in Monterey.
Renne Public Policy Group announced that Jake Whitaker has been promoted to Director of Grant Services, effective September 1. With a proven track record of bringing in millions of state and federal dollars for local public agencies, Jake’s unique ability to tell the story of public agencies and nonprofits consistently produces successful, highly competitive grant applications. In this interview, Jake discusses his approach, the firm’s philosophy, and his vision for the future.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group, is pleased to announce that sustainability expert Wendy Sommer has joined RPMG as a Consultant.