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Name Change for Our Consulting Division

Effective July 1 our growing consulting division has changed its name from Public Management Group to Management Strategies Group. This name change was planned as part of forming the Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong law firm on March 1st. We continue to re-affirm our decision to offer a unique 360-degree perspective on client issues. The […]

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Janus Webinar – July 5 at 10 A.M.

As a follow up to our Janus E-alert and Tool Kit, we are offering a Webinar on July 5. This is an opportunity to hear a presentation on all aspects of Janus – both from a legal perspective, and from the perspective of Mark Gregersen, former PERB Chair and HR Director who recently joined the […]

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SCOTUS Decision Announced in Janus v. AFSCME

This morning the United States Supreme Court issued the long-anticipated decision in Janus v. American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees. As anticipated, the decision overrules Abood v Detroit Bd. Of Ed. and concludes that agency or fair share fee arrangements are unlawful. We are working on a full analysis of the case and will be issuing […]

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PERB: Unionized Employees Have Right to Use Employer Email Systems to Communicate About Working Conditions

Recently, California’s Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”) has issued a precedential ruling finding that public employees in California have a statutory right to use an employer’s e-mail system to communicate with each other regarding working conditions and other activities that pertain to subject matter affecting employee organizations.  In Napa Valley CCD, PERB adopted the decision […]

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