Pension Reform: In the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Landmark Cal Fire Decision, Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
In the process of attempting to insert a legal framework in the vesting doctrine, the Cal Fire Court significantly limits the grounds under which a benefit can become vested.
The Court is taking a hard look at the vested rights doctrine, and views it to be significantly more limited than the prevailing understanding of the doctrine.
The new online agenda posting requirements Assembly Bill 2257 added to the Ralph M. Brown Act apply to all meetings of local public agency legislative bodies held on or after January 1, 2019.
The case is now set for oral argument in Los Angeles on December 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Following a season of unprecedented outcry over work-related sexual harassment through the #MeToo movement, California lawmakers this session have considered a record number of bills that address these issues.
Boling v. PERB should not be read as a statement on pension reform. The ruling does, however, carry significant—and detrimental—consequences for public employers.
The Janus decision and the related California legislation have significantly changed the landscape for labor unions to generate revenue.
Even though the new ABC test has less impact on many public-sector employers, everyone should review their worker classifications under the ABC test announced in Dynamex for several reasons.
Questions concerning the regular rate of pay present some of the most vexing wage and hour problems to public agencies.
Because public employers are not fully exempt from the wage orders and courts may eventually extend the Dynamex test to worker classification disputes in other contexts, public employers should take care to review their worker classification decisions in light of the new test announced in Dynamex.