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|

Doing the right thing on pensions (isn’t easy or obvious)

Although the point is sometimes lost in the debate, employees also have an interest in making sure their benefits are adequately funded and jobs aren’t vaporized or employee contribution rates increased dramatically to feed the pension beast.

2018-08-24T16:14:40-07:00February 27th, 2012|

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|

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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