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The Governor’s Busy Pen

Governor Brown has been busy signing new bills into law. These new laws are: AB 1443 (Skinner):Unpaid interns are protected under Harassment and Discrimination Laws AB 2053 (Gonzalez):  Mandatory Supervisor Training on Harassment and Discrimination  must now include education on work place bullying.  AB 1522 (Gonzalez):  Healthy Workplaces, Health Families Act of 2014 provides 3 paid sick […]

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Public Law E-Alert: The Final Chapter?: Ninth Circuit Rules Against Retirees In The Longstanding REAOC Case

The long and famous legal battle between Orange County and the Retired Employees Association of Orange Country (“REAOC”) concerning the vesting of retiree health benefits took a decisive turn favoring Orange County and other public employers last week, when the Ninth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Retired Employees Ass’n of Orange County v. County […]

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Public Law E-Alert: The New Year Equals New Laws: Are You Up To Date?

The California Legislature was very busy last year and several new laws went into effect on January 1, 2014 which have direct impact on employers. To ensure that your agency is up to date on all the new laws, here is a summary of the major pieces of legislation that may impact your organization. FEHA […]

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Public Law E-Alert: California Legislature Passes Pension Reform Bill AB 340

LINK TO PDF On August 31, 2012, the Legislature passed a pension reform bill, AB 340, which will make substantial changes to pension benefits for new members hired after January 1, 2013, as well as some changes that affect current employees. AB 340 will enact the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) […]

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Public Law E-Alert: Vested Rights Must Arise From Statutory Language: The Latest Chapter in the Retired Employees of Orange County Saga

On August 13, 2012, the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued the latest decision in Retired Employees Association of Orange County v. County of Orange, a case that has bounced from court to court over the last four years.  At issue in the case is whether retired County employees have […]

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