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 is joined by City of Oakland Human Resources Director Ian Appleyard and Allyson Cook, Chief Human Resources Officer for the East Bay Regional Parks District, to share their experience in this video.

DOL's New Final Rule

In December 2019, the DOL issued a “Final Rule” clarifying which premiums employers must include when calculating employees’ regular rate of pay – with the intended outcome of making it easier for employers to offer certain types of perks/benefits without the fear of being sued for inadvertent FLSA violations. The Final Rule was the first significant update to the regulations governing regular rate in over 50 years. In this session you’ll learn about the Final Rule and its practical effects.

Social Media Usage

What happens when a public employee goes on Facebook and posts a blistering critique of their coworker? What about if that coworker is their supervisor? Or a mayor or councilperson? If you have ever been faced with these challenges before, then this 2020 CALPELRA conference video session from Sloan Sakai is for you.

New 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.

Your Agency’s Culture: Are You Managing And Determining It, Or Is Someone Determining It For You?

Managing Consultant Bob Deis does a deep dive on agency culture in this punchy CALPELRA* Sparks Session! There is increasing awareness of and attention to organizational cultures and how those cultures impact an agency’s performance. Bob has real examples of unhealthy cultures and their negative outcomes.

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 employer decides to implement serious discipline.

Death By A Thousand Meetings: Bankruptcy, Chapter 9, And Vested Rights In The Age Of COVID-19

This innovative session from the 2020 CALPELRA conference walks you through the technical aspects of the bankruptcy and fiscal emergency processes as well as other insolvencies, including recent pension litigation. You’ll learn about the limitations of the process and how bankruptcy, or the threat of it, can fit into policy makers’ planning.