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Court of Appeal Reaffirms Police “You Lie, You Die” Rule

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.

November 14th, 2019|

SB 266 is Officially Dead for this Legislative Session!

Dane Hutchings, RPPG’s Director of Government Affairs, was at “ground zero” in Sacramento leading the SB 266 legislative efforts on behalf of local public agencies.  This was a terrible piece of legislation and we are very pleased to have been part of local government’s response.  We recently had an opportunity to speak with Dane about it and wanted to share the conversation.

September 16th, 2019|

AB 5 on its Way to the Governor – An Insider’s View

Assembly Bill 5, the measure that targets the “gig economy,” has been one of the most contentious measures of the 2019 legislative session. Renne Public Policy Group's Dane Hutchings provides insight from Sacramento on the bill's passage and related lobbying efforts.

September 11th, 2019|

Fearsome Foursome: A Quartet of Problematic Bills Threatens Public Employers

Local government employers should be watching SB 266 (Leyva) CalPERS Disallowed Benefits, AB 418 (Kalra) Union-Agent Evidentiary Privilege, AB 1066 (Gonzalez) Unemployment Insurance, Trade Disputes and SB 542 (Stern) Workers’ Compensation Presumptions PTSD, First Responders. Here’s why.

August 14th, 2019|

An Unholy Mess: Recent Cases Confirm the Legislature, Courts and CalPERS Have Derailed the Public Agency Employee/ Contractor Distinction

The combination of recent court cases, legislation and pressure from CalPERS have all but destroyed venerable rules preventing "ghost" employees by increasingly modeling public employment rules on private sector rules.

August 8th, 2019|

Recent Limitation on Home Rule Doctrine: Charter Cities and Likely All Counties Are Subject to State Minimum Wage Requirements

In light of Marquez, we recommend that charter cities, charter counties, and general law counties – as well as all other public employers in California– review their employee salary schedules to ensure compliance with state minimum wage requirements.

June 18th, 2019|

To Chalk or Not to Chalk: How the Sixth Circuit’s Recent Decision in Taylor v. City of Saginaw Impacts California Municipalities

California municipalities should take heed of the Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in City of Saginaw, which casts a misguided shadow over a longstanding parking enforcement practice.

May 21st, 2019|