Rutter Group BrochureTwo of Renne Public Law Group’s (RPLG) foremost experts on pension, Jon Holtzman and Linda Ross, are scheduled to discuss public employee pensions as vested rights during a Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program hosted by The Rutter Group. The first program took place in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 12. There is still time to sign up for the second panel in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 19.

Under the so-called “California Rule,” a public employee’s future pension is a vested right and its terms can only be changed under very limited circumstances. Reform efforts by the Governor and legislature have led to numerous court challenges.

The California Supreme Court is currently reviewing three cases in which the parties and a wide range of amici are making arguments on the proper scope of the “California Rule.” RPLG has been heavily involved in two of the three cases: the firm is representing the only local agency that is a defendant in Alameda Deputy Sheriffs’ Assn., et al. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn, et al. (2018). Additionally, earlier this year, Jon and Linda prepared the League of California Cities’ Amicus Brief in Cal. Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS (2016).

This program will examine the law from three points of view: public employees, retirement systems and public employers. Ashley K. Dunning of Nossaman, LLP and Timothy K. Talbot of Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC will be joining Linda on the panel. Jon will serve as the panel moderator.

Enrollees may purchase the one-volume California Practice Guide: Public Sector Employment Litigation by Jon Holtzman for a special price via this link. Enrollees will receive three hours of MCLE credit.

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