Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn.: The California Supreme Court Limits the Scope of the So-Called California Rule Governing Vested Pension Rights But Remains Cagey On When The Rule Will Apply In the Future

On July 30, 2020, the California Supreme Court limited the California Rule in a variety of helpful ways, but ultimately found that the case did not present an opportunity to “revisit” the California Rule itself. We could be waiting a long time for a case that brings further clarity about the continuing vitality and scope of the California Rule.

2020-08-06T18:47:25-07:00August 6th, 2020|

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.

2019-08-16T08:32:10-07:00August 8th, 2019|

California Supreme Court finds public employee benefits may ‘vest’ by implication

In its decision, the court found that “under certain limited circumstances,” a vested right to retiree health benefits may be implied into formal legislation adopted by a public agency’s governing body.

2018-08-24T16:14:53-07:00December 26th, 2011|
Go to Top