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- Transgender Students
- Thursday, March 30, 2017
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…Read More...
- Accidental Release of Attorney-Client Documents
- Monday, March 28, 2016
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…Read More...
- Recent PERB Cases May Expand Right to Union Representation in Meetings
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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…Read More...
- Emergency Changes to Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act Add Flexibility to Accrual of Paid Sick Leave
- Friday, July 17, 2015
The Legislature has enacted AB 304, emergency legislation amending the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act (“Act”), which requires most California employers to provide sick leave to their employees. These emergency amendments generally clarify some of the Act’s provisions, in addition to providing some flexibility in the way that sick leave is accrued by employees. The…Read More...
- Proposed Legislation Regarding Classified Employee Layoffs
- California Voting Rights Act
- Are Categorically Funded Certificated Hires Temporary Employees?
- “One-to-One Credential Match May be Required for Certificated Categorical Back-Fill Temporary Employees”
- Federal Law Broadens Accommodations for Lactating Employees
- Governor Vetoes Legislation Which Would Have Required Reimbursement for Impermissible Student Fees (AB 165)
- Non-Medical School Employees May Administer Antiseizure Medication
- SB 931 – EERA Legal Advisor Prohibition
- Governor Indicates Layoffs are Still Okay After AB 114
- State Budget Acts of 2011 and AB 114
- Annual Parent Notices — Are You in Compliance?
- Classified Employees in Non-Merit System Districts Who are Laid Off Must Serve a Probationary Period if They are Re-Employed by the District in a Different Position
- Redevelopment Agencies Add Further Strain to District Budgets
- Keeping Options Open
- Budget, Layoff and Negotiations