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Disciplined Employees Have the Right to Object to Disclosure of Personnel Records

Marken v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (Cal. Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate Dist., Case No. B231787, ___ Cal.App.4th ___, 2012 WL 182000, Jan. 24, 2012.) FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND In October 2008, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (District) investigated a sexual harassment complaint by a student against Ari Marken, a mathematics teacher at […]

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Caution: Last Chance Agreements Sometimes Aren’t

Walls v. Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 10-15967, ___F.3d ___, 2011 WL 3319442, Aug. 3, 2011) A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Walls v. Central Contra Costa Transit Authority serves as a reminder to public employers that they should choose their words […]

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California Supreme Court Reaffirms that Layoff Decisions are not Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining

International Assn. of Fire Fighters, Local 188 v. P.E.R.B (City of Richmond) (Cal. Supreme Court, Case No. S172377) On January 24, 2011, the California Supreme Court issued an important decision for public employers across the state, reaffirming the longstanding principle that while the effects of a public agency’s decision to lay off employees may constitute […]

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California Supreme Court Reaffirms that Layoff Decisions Are Not Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining

On January 24, 2011, the California Supreme Court issued an important decision for public employers across the state…

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Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP Announces Involvement in Suit to Prevent Sale of California Supreme Court Building, Among Others

Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP announced today its involvement in litigation challenging the State of California’s proposed sale of eleven historic state buildings, including buildings in Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles that house our Supreme Court, appellate courts, attorney general offices, and critical law enforcement and executive branch offices. As was widely reported in […]

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