Declaring a fiscal emergency, and implementing appropriate remedial measures, may be an unfortunate reality for some local agencies in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
You heard it here. Today, the California Supreme Court heard arguments in another highly anticipated vested rights case.
Will the Court once again decide the case on narrow grounds – finding no vested right to a host of “spiking” practices outlawed by PEPRA – or will the Court reach the broader question of when pensions can be modified? Stay tuned.
Renne Public Law Group has the privilege of providing two Rutter guides: California Practice Guide: Public Sector Employment Litigation (TRG) and California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial - Claims and Defenses (TRG).
Declarations of Fiscal Emergency: A Resurging Option for Public Entities Attempting to Deal With The Current Economic Climate
Conventional wisdom has been that declarations of fiscal emergency do not work. With the recent sharp downturn in the economy, the conventional wisdom may no longer be correct.
We already know enough to begin to act, and the longer we delay, the deeper the ultimate cuts.
The question now is whether AB 5 applies to public-sector employees. Let the debate begin.
Partner Jon Holtzman and Of Counsel Randy Riddle presented on a panel about disaster preparedness for human resources at the 2016 CALPELRA Annual Training Conference.
After much anticipation, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued its final rule clarifying the regulations governing calculation of the FLSA regular rate of pay, 29 CFR sections 548 and 778. The Department last updated these rules more than 60 years ago, before the FLSA applied to public agencies.
The California Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of Los Angeles County after it fired a sheriff’s deputy for dishonesty. In this unusual case, the court was required to reverse a decision by the Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission.