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  • Transgender Students
  • Transgender students attending California public schools will not be affected by the recent U.S. Department of Justice action rescinding the federal guidance regarding transgender students’ use of bathrooms and facilities that match their gender identity. In May 2016, under the prior U.S. executive administration, the Department of Justice and Department of Education publicized guidance to…

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  • Accidental Release of Attorney-Client Documents
  • Public agencies often face the unenviable task of reviewing and producing hundreds or thousands of pages in response to Public Records Act (“PRA”) requests.  Not surprisingly, records occasionally slip through the cracks and, sometimes, these documents are protected by the attorney-client privilege. Government Code section 6254.5 states that whenever an exempt record is to be…

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  • Recent PERB Cases May Expand Right to Union Representation in Meetings
  • Two recent cases from the Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”) may significantly expand the right of employees to union representation in meetings with the employer. Sonoma Sonoma County Superior Court (2015) PERB Decision No. 2409, issued earlier this year, has the potential to significantly expand the circumstances under which an employee is entitled to union…

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