CALPELRASince launching in Spring 2018, the Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) has established itself as a partner to and resource for the California public sector. The firm will showcase its capacity in both areas during the 2018 California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference in Monterey.

RPLG is on deck to present a record five sessions during the week of December 3 – 7, 2018 in Monterey. Additionally, RPLG will host a reception event on Wednesday, December 5 in the Portola Room of the Portola Hotel & Spa (2 Portola Plaza in Monterey). The reception will begin at 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., RPLG Partners Arthur Hartinger and Jon Holtzman will provide insights on “Best Practices To Prepare For Labor Arbitration.” Early and thorough preparations are the keys to success in arbitration. Hartinger and Holtzman will lead an interactive discussion on creating compelling factual and legal arguments, strategically anticipating the other side’s case, and more. The session will take place in the Colton room.

On Wednesday, December 5 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hartinger and RPLG Senior Associate Spencer Wilson will present “Wage And Hour Pitfalls: Targeted Issues Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).” Wages and hours are core issues subject to negotiation between public agencies and labor unions. However, requirements imposed by state, local and federal labor laws present unique challenges. Hartinger and Wilson will navigate this complicated area with attendees in San Carlos 3.

On Thursday, December 6 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., RPLG Of Counsel Linda Ross will discuss “Vested Rights: Is This The Year The California Supreme Court Revisits The ‘California Rule’?” Ross will be joined by Ashley Dunning of Nossaman LLP and Timothy Talbot of Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver. The panel will explore the three vested rights cases pending before the California Supreme Court and explain the positions the Governor, public employee unions and public employers are taking on the issue. The session will take place in Serra 1.

On Thursday, December 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Steinbeck 1, Hartinger and Holtzman will again team up to present “The Economics of Labor Negotiations.” As local governments grapple with runaway personnel costs, the “economics” behind labor negotiations have become more important. The panel will discuss why accurate costing is critical in forecasting the impact of current decisions on future budgets.

On Friday, December 7 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Holtzman will round out the conference with a session on “How To Win While Settling During Factfinding.” He will be joined by Norman Brand (Arbitrator & Mediator Office of Norman Brand) and David A. Weinberg (Arbitrator, Mediator, Factfinder & Conflict Resolution). The panel of respected factfinders will discuss why the factfinding process is an undervalued opportunity to hash out thorny problems and how to best use factfinding to reach a positive resolution within an agency’s means. The session will take place in San Carlos 3.

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Come say hello to RPLG at Booth 43 throughout the week!

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