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Building on the Supreme Court’s 2020 Vested Rights Opinion, the First District Court of Appeal Further Expands the Rationale For Modifying Pension Benefits

Wilmot demonstrates that the analytical framework provided by the Supreme Court has applications far beyond the “pension spiking” addressed in that case, and potentially provides a basis to uphold other types of pension reform directed at system loopholes or abuses.

Ninth Circuit Decision Suggests Chalking Is a Search, Leaves Municipalities a Path to Defend the Practice

A recent Ninth Circuit Decision suggests that chalking is a search under the Fourth Amendment but leaves municipalities a path to defend the practice under the administrative search exception.

Video: Bending the Curve: Cities Lead the Country in Policy Development

RPLG Partner Jon Holtzman and Of Counsel Dennis Aftergut, the former Chief Assistant City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, discuss attorneys' role in policy development that can bend the curve towards justice.

DOL Clarifies Compensation for Employee Time Spent Attending Voluntary Training

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the compensability of time that employees spend attending voluntary training under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

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.

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