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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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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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