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Governor Brown Appoints RSHS Partner to CA High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai Partner Nancy Miller to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors. Congratulations, Nancy! To learn more, check out Governor Brown’s announcement here

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COURT OF APPEAL FINDS NO “VESTED” RIGHT TO RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS PROVIDED FOR IN FIXED LABOR AGREEMENT

Vallejo Police Officers’ Assn. v. City of Vallejo (Cal. Court of Appeal, 1st Appellate Dist., Div. 2, Case No. A144987) On August 22, 2017, the First Appellate District issued an important decision, upholding the City of Vallejo’s decision to reduce its contributions towards police officers’ future, retiree health insurance premiums. In so holding, the court […]

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NEW LAW MANDATES UNION ACCESS TO NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION

NEW LAW MANDATES UNION ACCESS TO NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION The 2017-18 state budget includes a new requirement that public employers allow union representatives to meet with employees during new employee orientation. The bill, AB 119, appears to be an attempt to insulate unions from the potential loss of agency or fair share fees should the […]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Review Flores v. City of San Gabriel

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by the City of San Gabriel in Flores v. City of San Gabriel. The petition sought to reverse the Ninth Circuit’s ruling with respect to two issues: 1) the inclusion of cash paid to employees in lieu of health benefits contributions from […]

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Briefing on Petition for Writ of Certiorari Now Complete in Flores v. City of San Gabriel

On April 25, 2017, the City of San Gabriel filed its reply brief in support of its petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case known as Flores v. City of San Gabriel.  Briefing on the petition is now complete.  It is anticipated that the petition will be considered at […]

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