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.
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.
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.
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.
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.