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Webinar: Janus and Next Steps for Public Employers

On July 5, Jeffrey Sloan and Mark Gregersen presented a comprehensive seminar on the Janus decision and what employees can expect to happen next. For those of you who were unable to attend the presentation, we are posting the full video. (Please note that nothing herein constitutes legal advice – seek advice from experienced legal […]

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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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