Brown Act Alert: Remote Meeting Flexibility Extended

On March 17, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order N-29-20 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to this Executive Order certain requirements under the Brown Act were suspended allowing legislative bodies of public agencies across the State to conduct meetings remotely. Specifically, the Executive…

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The Day After

The past year has demonstrated that public employers need to be prepared for bargaining and factfinding while dealing with outside shocks like natural disasters, demonstrations, or a global pandemic. Partner Charles Sakai was joined by City of Oakland Human Resources Director Ian Appleyard and Allyson…

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DOL’s New “Final Rule”

If you, like many public sector employers, are in the dark about the FLSA’s byzantine protocols when deciding which payments you must include when calculating employees’ regular rate of pay for overtime purposes, then this video is for you! Partners Jeff Sloan and Steve Shaw…

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Newest Developments in Workplace Drug and Alcohol Laws

Revisiting an issue area that they have become experts in, Partners Burke Dunphy and Steve Shaw provide insight on the constantly evolving challenge of workplace drug and alcohol policy and law. In this CALPELRA* session video, you’ll learn about recent developments that will help you…

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Jeff Sloan Joins Panel Discussion at CSFMO Conference

Next week at the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSFMO) Conference, Jeff Sloan will participate in a panel discussion on how to develop and present information on financial conditions to effectively influence labor negotiations, fact finding, or arbitration hearings.

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Pre-Disciplinary Process: Basics For Skelly

In their command performance recorded for the 2020 CalPELRA* conference, Jeff Sloan and plaintiffs’ lawyer extraordinaire Alison Berry Wilkinson engaged in a fast-paced, fun, and (relatively) collegial back-and-forth covering all the steps of the Skelly process that permanent public employees are entitled to before the…

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