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RPLG Jumps Into Key Pension Issues for Local Government

May 7, 2018

RPLG files Amicus Brief for the League of California Cities in Cal Fire Vested Rights Case, and a Petition for review in Alameda Vested Rights Case. A fight over CalPERS sponsored legislation jeopardizing JPAs looms.

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United States Supreme Court Reverses the “Narrow Construction” Standard When Evaluating FLSA Exemptions, thus Calling into Question the Validity of Flores v. City of San Gabriel And other Related Cases

April 24, 2018
United States Supreme Court

There is an underlying holding in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro that appears to be a game-changer in litigation involving FLSA exemptions.

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Fixed labor agreement didn’t provide ‘vested’ right to retiree health benefits

October 23, 2017

The court found that a “vested” right to retiree health benefits may not be inferred from a labor agreement that is fixed in duration absent “a clear basis in the contract or convincing extrinsic evidence.”

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Agency shop déjà vu, again

October 10, 2017
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Is AB 119’s passage merely coincidental, with no connection to the recent efforts to overturn Abood?

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Dealing With Disruptions at Public Meetings: Legal and Practical Considerations

September 15, 2015

The key to addressing disruptions at legislative body meetings is to act transparently, consistently and without regard to the viewpoint of the speaker.

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Labor and Employment Voter Initiatives: Legal Pitfalls and Hurdles in Seeking Reform at the Ballot Box

September 1, 2015

As employment and benefit costs grow, public services in many cities are eroding.

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Can the State Use Its Spending Powers to Circumvent Charter Cities’ Home Rule Authority?

June 15, 2015
Public Law Journal

Public lawyers have long debated whether California’s “home rule” doctrine for charter cities is coming or going.

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Navigating Election and Political Law: Significant Developments in Election Law

August 1, 2014

The most significant changes in recent years have occurred in the areas of the Voting Rights Act, voter identification laws, and campaign finance law.

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An initial take on this year’s bargaining season

July 29, 2013

As the bargaining season slowly winds to a close in many local governments, a few patterns seem to be emerging.

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When the process becomes the substance

May 27, 2013

Increasingly, the procedural rules of the MMBA are being used to prevent public agencies from making needed changes in the way they do business.

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