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|

Does Labor Law Prevent Voter Initiatives To Control Pensions? The Coming Fight Between Core Democratic Principles and Traditional Labor Negotiation in the Public Sector

This article focuses on the coming fights over the validity of initiative measures affecting pensions, in the face of claims that they undermine collective bargaining obligations, and on how the inevitable legal battles may help clarify what role voters are permitted to play in setting other matters within the scope of bargaining.

2018-08-24T16:17:02-07:00October 1st, 2010|
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