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.
Recognizing that bargaining will be a critical part of reform efforts, this article briefly reviews public sector bargaining obligations in the context of some of the reform issues we are likely to see.
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.
Renne Public Law Group has the privilege of providing two Rutter guides: California Practice Guide: Public Sector Employment Litigation (TRG) and California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial - Claims and Defenses (TRG).