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To overcome her fear of heights, Cara went skydiving.

Fire Captain v. City (2023) – Won a motion for summary judgement on a fire captain’s claim for age discrimination and whistleblower retaliation.  Convinced the court that the city had legitimate and non-discriminatory reasons for not promoting the captain to battalion chief which had no nexus to the fire captain’s whistleblowing or age.

Fire Captain v. City (2023) The fire captain’s lawsuit alleged that after he reported to the City’s HR that he believed the department’s executive officers had misused funds for the purchase of firefighting gear, he: 1) was demoted from a volunteer position and replaced by a much younger person; and 2) received substandard evaluations. Following a motion for summary judgement that showed the department took no adverse actions against the captain, the court dismissed the case.

Employer Policy Considerations Following the Rise of ChatGPT
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Since its November 2022 launch, ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, has garnered significant international attention. By January 2023, ChatGPT had an estimated 100 million monthly active users. Given its extensive adoption, it is likely your agency’s employees have used or are...

Tips for Employers to Prepare for a COVID-19 Winter Surge
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Does anyone want to hear about the potential for a COVID-19 winter surge? Probably not. Unfortunately, experts warn that a surge is possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) warns about new immunity-evading Omicron subvariants, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1. CDC models show that these new...

Governor Newsom Signs Senate Bill 1100 into Law, Amending the Brown Act to Add a Provision Addressing Public Decorum Standards at Open Meetings
LCW Special Bulletin

Last week, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1100 (SB 1100) into law.  SB 1100 amends the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) to provide clarification regarding the authority of a local agency’s governing body to remove a disruptive member of the public from an open meeting, in order to maintain order...


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