Governor Signs SB 621 Permitting the Salary-Basis Test for Part-Time Teachers at Private Schools to be Pro-Rated and Permitting Private Schools to Use Public School District Salary Data in Effect from the Prior School Year

Governor Signs SB 621 Permitting the Salary-Basis Test for Part-Time Teachers at Private Schools to be Pro-Rated and Permitting Private Schools to Use Public School District Salary Data in Effect from the Prior School Year

On July 1, 2017, legislation took effect which lowered the minimum salary necessary for teachers at private schools to qualify as exempt from overtime and other wage and hour requirements (AB 2230; Labor Code §515.8).  Rather than require that teachers earn at least twice the state minimum wage, which is the standard for other exempt employees, the new law tied the minimum salary requirement for teachers to the earnings of public school teachers at state and local school districts and county offices of education.  SB 621, which the Governor signed on Friday July 21, 2017 and which takes effect January 1, 2018, amends the law in two significant ways.   

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

Erich Shiners Joins LCW

July 19, 2017 – We are very excited to announce that Erich W. Shiners has officially joined Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. As a Senior Counsel in our Sacramento office, Erich is continuing his long career serving California’s public employers.

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Jul 13, 2017 Special Bulletins
Court of Appeal Holds that Law Enforcement Agency May Not Disclose “Brady List” to Prosecutors Absent Compliance With Pitchess Statutes

Court of Appeal Holds that Law Enforcement Agency May Not Disclose “Brady List” to Prosecutors Absent Compliance With Pitchess Statutes

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Jul 11, 2017 Published Articles
The New Employee Orientation Law (AB 119) is Here – What Do Special Districts Need to Know?

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Jul 11, 2017 Blog Posts
Legislation to Watch: California Rules on Government Ethics

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