February 2, 2017

New State Direction On Releasing Information to ICE: “California Values Act” In response to President Trump’s Executive Order to cut […]

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January 27, 2017

I. INTRODUCTION On Thursday, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to address sanctuary cities. In an Executive Order […]

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January 20, 2017

On January 19, 2017, the City of San Gabriel filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme […]

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January 5, 2017

San Joaquin County Correctional Officers’ Association v. County of San Joaquin (Dec. 20, 2016) Cal. Court of Appeal, 3d Appellate […]

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January 5, 2017

Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System, et al. (December 30, 2016), California Court of […]

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November 4, 2016

Following up on last week’s Part I, please find below Part II of our Annual Update of new bills likely […]

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November 4, 2016

The Governor’s Busy Pen – Annual Update Below is Part I of our Annual Update of new bills that are […]

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November 4, 2016

Last month, the General Counsel’s Office (“GC”) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an internal memorandum announcing its […]

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August 25, 2016

On June 2, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Flores v. City of San Gabriel, […]

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July 18, 2016

Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in the Flores case – holding that amounts paid to employees […]

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April 19, 2016

Recently enacted regulations under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) require employers to develop a harassment, discrimination, and […]

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March 18, 2016

Fry et al. v. City of Los Angeles (March 7, 2016), B259791, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ [ 2016 WL 861241] In […]

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February 1, 2016

Ellins v. City of Sierra Madre (Jan. 28, 2016, B261968) ___ Cal.App.4th ___ [2016 WL 337383] The Public Safety Officers […]

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October 13, 2015

On October 8, 2015, Governor Brown signed into law SB 178, titled “Electronic Communications Privacy Act” (“ECPA”). SB 178 amends […]

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September 22, 2015

In August, we sent out an e-alert – The Legislature and a PERB ALJ Gang Up on Local Agencies That […]

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August 26, 2015

Poole v. Orange County Fire Authority (Aug. 24, 2015, S215300) ___ Cal.4th ___ [2015 WL 4998965] On August 24, 2015, […]

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August 7, 2015

Upon return in August from its summer recess, the California Assembly will consider the so-called “Civic Reporting Openness in Negotiations […]

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July 21, 2015

On July 13, 2015, the Governor signed AB 304, a clean-up bill to the previously enacted AB 1522 – California […]

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June 15, 2015

County of San Luis Obispo v. San Luis Obispo Government Attorneys’ Union, et al.  (PERB Decision No. 2427-M; Case Nos. […]

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April 1, 2015

On March 30, 2015, the Third Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal issued a published decision in Gallup […]

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