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Daniel Cortazzo v. City of Santa Clara et al. (2021) – Represented the City of Santa Clara and secured a dismissal with prejudice prior to any fact discovery taking place. Plaintiff Cortazzo claimed that he was entitled to back pay and an adjustment to his level of “final compensation” for purposes of calculating his pension benefits with CalPERS. Plaintiff’s claim was based upon the City entering a new labor agreement with the firefighter employee organization after his retirement. The City’s position on demurrer was that the claim for declaratory relief was defunct for three reasons: Plaintiff failed to exhaust administrative remedies with the CalPERS Board of Administration prior to filing suit; Plaintiff failed to follow the pre-litigation claims procedure of the Government Claims Act; and the nature of the claim was to correct a past wrong, rendering it unsuitable for declaratory relief. The court sustained the City’s demurrer on the first and third positions, and declined to address the Government Claims Act position. The court granted Plaintiff Cortazzo leave to amend the complaint, but the nature of the successful arguments on demurrer ultimately made further amendment futile, and caused the Plaintiff to dismiss the case entirely.

Governor Newsom Enacts SB95, Obligating Most Public Employers to Provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to their Employees
03/22/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (“SB”) 95, codifying at Labor Code section 248.2 new obligations on public agency employers to provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to employees who are unable to work or telework and have certain enumerated qualifying reasons...

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California Department of Public Health Orders Face Coverings in Nearly All Workplace Situations
06/22/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On June 18, 2020, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued a public health order (the “Order”) mandating the use of cloth face coverings in many “high-risk situations.” Many of these situations covered by the Order will implicate public...

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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance Regarding the Permissibility of Antibody Testing Under the ADA
06/22/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On June 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated Technical Assistance Questions and Answers (“Guidance”) concerning COVID-19 and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Rehabilitation Act.  The updated Guidance answered a question that...

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Update: State Issues New Guidance for Reopening of Businesses and Office Spaces
05/14/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On May 12, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that two counties—Butte and El Dorado—satisfied state readiness criteria under Expanded Phase 2 of the state’s Reopening Plan, and would be permitted to authorize the reopening of certain businesses in those jurisdictions, including office-based...

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State Issues New Guidance For Reopening Of Businesses And Office Spaces
05/13/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On May 12, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that two counties—Butte and El Dorado—satisfied state readiness criteria under Phase 2 of the state’s Reopening Plan, and would be permitted to authorize the reopening of certain businesses in those jurisdictions.
Since the initial announcement, 14...

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Understanding How The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) Program Affects Employee and Independent Contractor Eligibility For Unemployment Benefits Under The CARES Act
04/30/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Note: This is the third Special Bulletin published by LCW in a series concerning federal unemployment assistance. You may access the first bulletin regarding the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) program here, and the second bulletin regarding the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment...

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Understanding How The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) Program Affects Employee and Independent Contractor Eligibility For Unemployment Benefits Under The CARES Act for Public Agencies
04/30/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Note: This is the third Special Bulletin published by LCW in a series concerning federal unemployment assistance. You may access the first bulletin regarding the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) program here, and the second bulletin regarding the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment...

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