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.
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.
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.
RPLG Partner Jon Holtzman presented on the topic of pension plans during the 2018 LOCC City Attorneys’ Spring Conference.
Renne Public Law Group 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.
RPLG will attend and host a session entitled “PERS’ Path Forward: Risks, Opportunities, and Options” during the League conference in San Diego.
Last month, a unanimous California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) board tentatively approved a roughly 50% hike in the employer pension contribution rate.
Bargaining season in the public sector is here again, and this year promises to be very challenging. After years of concession bargaining, employee expectations are rising with the economy.
CalPERS has led the state, cities, counties, and other government agencies to the edge of ruin yet continues to stand in the way of pension and benefits reform.
Increasing pension and retiree health costs are eroding government-provided services at an alarming rate.