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California Supreme Court Accepts Review of Second Case Holding: Public Employers May Make “Reasonable” Modifications to Vested Pension Benefits, Without Requiring a “Comparable” New Benefit

Cases To Be Discussed At State Bar 2017 Labor And Employment Public Sector Conference, Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:25-11:40 am, Claremont Resort, 44 Tunnel Road, Berkeley. On April 12, 2017, the California Supreme Court accepted review of Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System, et al, 7 Cal.App.5th 115 (2016). […]

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COURT OF APPEAL REJECTS PERB’S OVERRIDE OF CITIZENS’ PENSION REFORM BALLOT INITIATIVE

 City of San Diego v. Public Employment Relations Board (Cal. Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate Dist., Div. 1, Case No. D069630, __ Cal. App. 5th __. Apr. 11, 2017) In a long-anticipated decision, the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, ruled that San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ support of a citizens’ ballot initiative to […]

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CA Cities and Counties File Amicus Brief to Support Injunction Against Attempt to Defund “Sanctuary Jurisdictions.”

CALIFORNIA CITIES AND COUNTIES FILE AMICUS BRIEF TO SUPPORT NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION AGAINST PRESIDENT’S ATTEMPT TO DEFUND “SANCTUARY JURISDICTIONS.” The opposition to President Trump’s attempt to defund “sanctuary jurisdictions” is expanding. On March 22, 2017, fourteen California cities and counties filed an amicus brief in support of the motions for preliminary injunction filed by Santa Clara […]

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More Resistance to President Trump’s Attempt to Defund Sanctuary Jurisdictions

MORE RESISTANCE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ATTEMPT TO DEFUND SANCTUARY JURISDICTIONS  City And County Of San Francisco Moves To Enjoin Executive Order. On March 8, 2017, the City and County of San Francisco joined Santa Clara County in seeking a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s Executive Order that directed the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland […]

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California Supreme Court Unanimously Holds City Employees’ Use of Personal Email/Phone Accounts

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY HOLDS CITY EMPLOYEES’ USE OF PERSONAL EMAIL/PHONE ACCOUNTS TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT PUBLIC BUSINESS SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER PUBLIC RECORDS ACT.  City of San Jose v. The Superior Court of Santa Clara County (March 2, 2017, S218066) Yesterday, a unanimous Supreme Court held in City of San Jose v. The Superior Court […]

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