2019 California Legislative Update For Employers It’s been a busy session for the California Legislature, passing multiple employment-related bills that Governor Newsom has signed or that are awaiting his signature….

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A  Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ruled Tuesday in Vergara v. State of California that teacher tenure laws in California are unconstitutional because they deprive students of their right to…

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Category: Public Sector,

 The Ninth Circuit, in Demers v. Austin, 729 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. 2013), has boldly gone — where other federal circuit courts have heretofore been reluctant to venture — in declaring that…

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We are frequently asked by public employers to help them navigate requests from their employees and unions for information pertaining to the employer’s internal investigations.  While the law in this…

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On October 15, the Supreme Court dismissed the writ of certiorari it granted in Madigan v. Levin as improvidently granted.  We had mixed feelings about the case, as it had…

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In County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission, the California Supreme Court recently addressed an important issue involving employee privacy in public sector union representation.  The…

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In mid-April 2009, the Rio Hondo Community College District advised the California School Employees Association (CSEA or Union) of its intent to install surveillance cameras in its new Learning Resource…

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Category: Public Sector,

The U. S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in an important public sector employment case.  Specifically, the Supreme Court will decide whether an employee of a state or local government…

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In addition to the new laws relating to religious accommodation and social media (reported in our recent eAlerts), Governor Brown recently signed into law the following bills affecting employers.  Unless…

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