Jun 15, 2017 Business & Facilities

Under CEQA's Subsequent Review Provisions, Substantial Evidence Must Support An Agency’s Determination That Project Changes Will Require Only Minor Changes

In 2006, the San Mateo County Community College District (“District”) adopted a Facilities Master Plan (“Plan”) proposing nearly $1 billion in new construction and facilities renovations at the District’s three college campuses. At the College of San Mateo (“College”), the Plan included a proposal to demolish certain buildings and renovate others. The buildings slated for renovation included the College’s “Building 20 Complex,” which includes a greenhouse, lath house, surrounding garden space, and an interior courtyard.

Jun 13, 2017 Blog Posts
Summer Lovin’, Had Me A Look At The Recreational Establishment Exemption.  Tell Me More, Tell Me More!

Summer Lovin’, Had Me A Look At The Recreational Establishment Exemption. Tell Me More, Tell Me More!

Jun 12, 2017 Special Bulletins
Time for Districts to Certify Compliance with SB 1379 is Near

Time for Districts to Certify Compliance with SB 1379 is Near

Jun 8, 2017 Client Update

CalPERS Announces New Disability Retirement Mandates and Local Agency Audits

Just when you thought that you mastered the cumbersome and confusing process of disability retirement, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has recently published a Circular Letter with new and additional mandates.  

Jun 8, 2017 Client Update

Trending —Police and Fire Unions Challenge the Use of Actual Hours Worked as Divisor in Regular Rate of Pay Calculation for FLSA Overtime Pay

Has your agency recently received a challenge from your police or fire unions to your agency’s use of an employee’s actual hours worked to calculate the FLSA regular rate of pay (FLSA RRP)?  LCW attorneys across the state are responding to these challenges by explaining the long-standing FLSA case law and regulations that specifically authorize this practice.  

Jun 8, 2017 Client Update

USSC Allows the Flores Opinion to Stand, Which Means that Cash-in-Lieu Pay is Included in the FLSA Regular Rate of Pay

On Monday, May 15, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the City of San Gabriel’s petition for review of Flores v. City of San Gabriel, a 2016 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that offered new interpretations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Therefore, Flores remains the governing law in the eight states within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including California.  The primary holding of Flores is that amounts paid to employees in lieu of health benefits must be included in employees’ regular rate for purposes of calculating FLSA overtime.