Video: A Conversation with Jon Holtzman and Russ Branson on Government Finance in the Age of COVID-19

RPLG Partner Jon Holtzman discusses government finance, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession, with Russ Branson of Russ Branson Consulting.

2020-10-16T11:49:55-07:00October 16th, 2020|

Jon Holtzman Completes PLA Negotiations for State Center Community College District

RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman recently completed negotiations for a project labor agreement (PLA) that prioritizes State Center Community College District (SCCCD) graduates. The PLA was approved on March 10, 2020 by five of the seven SCCCD Trustees.

2020-09-29T10:00:54-07:00September 9th, 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|

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.

2019-07-12T09:49:48-07:00March 12th, 2019|
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