Apr 24, 2019 Blog Posts
Leaving the Leaves to Someone Else: What Employers Should Know About Third Party Leave of Absence Administration

Leaving the Leaves to Someone Else: What Employers Should Know About Third Party Leave of Absence Administration

Apr 19, 2019 Briefing Room

LCW Leads County to Victory in POBR Case

In a case handled by LCW Partner Jesse Maddox, the California Court of Appeal dismissed a case a district attorney’s investigator brought against a county for violation of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (“POBR”).

Apr 19, 2019 Briefing Room

Fire Protection District Violated MMBA When It Denied Represented Employees Longevity Differential

The Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”) found that a County Fire Protection District violated the Meyer-Milias Brown Act (“MMBA”) when it granted unrepresented employees a longevity differential but denied the benefit to employees represented by the union.

Apr 19, 2019 Briefing Room

County Violated MMBA by Removing Leadership Duties from Hospital Division Chief

Jeffrey Reese began working for the County of Santa Clara as a urologist in 1990. In 1996, Reese began serving as the division chief of urology in the surgery department at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (“SCVMC”), a County hospital. Reese reported to Gregg Adams, the chair of the surgery department.

Apr 19, 2019 Briefing Room

Ninth Circuit to Reconsider “Factor Other than Sex” Exception to EPA After Judge Dies Before Opinion Filed

Aileen Rizo worked as a math consultant with the Fresno County public schools. Rizo sued, alleging that the County violated the U.S. Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) and other laws by paying her less than her male colleague for the same work.

Apr 19, 2019 Briefing Room

California Law Requiring Candidates For County Sheriff to be Qualified is Permissible

Bruce Boyer filed an application to be placed on the ballot for Ventura County Sheriff in the upcoming primary election. Four days later, the County Clerk informed Boyer that he had not submitted the documentation required under California law to establish his qualifications.