State Responds To Trump “Sanctuary” Jurisdiction Executive Order

New State Direction On Releasing Information to ICE: "California Values Act" In response to President Trump's Executive Order to cut federal funding to "sanctuary jurisdictions," the "California Values Act," Senate Bill 54, proposes new rules for California cities, counties, and school districts to limit the…

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Can the President Defund Sanctuary Cities?

I. INTRODUCTION On Thursday, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to address sanctuary cities. In an Executive Order he directed the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security to "ensure that jurisdictions that refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 (sanctuary jurisdictions) are…

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Another Appellate Panel Holds That Public Employers May Make “Reasonable” Modifications to Vested Pension Benefits, without Requiring a “Comparable” New Benefit

Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees' Retirement System, et al. (December 30, 2016), California Court of Appeal, First Appellate Division, Division Three, Case No. A142793 . In the coming year, the California Supreme Court is poised to reexamine California's controversial "vested…

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Labor and Employment Bills, Part II

Following up on last week's Part I, please find below Part II of our Annual Update of new bills likely to impact California public agencies with regard to labor and employment issues. Most of these laws will take effect on January 1, 2017. For more…

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Labor and Employment Bills Part I

The Governor's Busy Pen - Annual Update Below is Part I of our Annual Update of new bills that are likely to impact California public agencies with regard to labor and employment issues. Most of these laws will take effect on January 1, 2017.  We…

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