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BART v. BART POA (2013) – Represented BART Police Department as first-chair in a final and binding arbitration proceeding. Successfully upheld the termination of a police officer who had been terminated by the police chief after it was discovered he had been drinking while on duty, had recreationally used drugs with a neighbor, and was subsequently accused of rape by the neighbor the same evening he used drugs with her.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire DistrictFire and Administrative Units.

Escuela Bilingue InternacionalTeacher and Non-teaching Units.

SEIU v. County of Mendocino (2016) – Represented the County in a bench trial and secured a judgment on the claims before the court wherein SEIU alleged that the County had illegally contracted out for mental health services with private providers. The court found that the County was legally authorized to contract out with private providers for mental health services in an attempt to provide such services to a vulnerable sector of the community, and denied SEIU’s request for a writ of mandate and injunctive relief.

Dennis Wallace v. Stanislaus County, Jury Trial #2 (2013) – Represented the County in a 4-week long jury trial and obtained a unanimous defense verdict on both claims before the jury: failure to accommodate a disability and failure to engage in the interactive process. Deputy Wallace, who had filed 15 workers’ compensation claims while on duty, had a list of physical restrictions that were established by his doctor, and as a result was re-assigned to “light duty” as a bailiff. Wallace refused the re-assignment, and after saying that he did not agree with doctor’s restrictions, asked for a different assignment.  When his request was denied, he sued the County.

American Rescue Plan Act: What Nonprofits Need To Know
03/18/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“American Rescue Plan” or “Plan”), a $1.9 trillion dollar legislative package intended to address the economic damage caused by COVID-19.  This bulletin highlights some of the key American Rescue Plan...

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American Rescue Plan Act: What Private Schools Need To Know
03/18/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“American Rescue Plan” or “Plan”), a $1.9 trillion dollar legislative package intended to address the economic damage caused by COVID-19.  This bulletin highlights some of the key American Rescue Plan...

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Cal/OSHA Provides Questions and Answers Regarding New Regulations Related to COVID-19 (Nonprofits)
01/14/2021
LCW Special Bulletin

On January 8, the Department of Occupational and Safety (Cal/OSHA) updated its interpretive guidance concerning emergency COVID-19 regulations that took effect on November 30, 2020. The guidance reflects new information concerning employer obligations and employee entitlements under both Title 8...

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Donor Thanks – Required Content And Best Practices
12/16/2020

With Giving Tuesday just behind us, and the end of the tax year quickly approaching for many individual donors, now is a great time to make sure you have adequately acknowledged your donors for their gifts during this challenging year.  Interestingly, charitable organizations are not required to...

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Nonprofits Impacted By Governor Newsom’s Announcement Regarding New Regional Stay At Home Order
12/04/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On December 3, in order to slow the unprecedented rise in the rate of increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new Regional Stay At Home Order (the “Order”).
The Order will take effect on December 5, 2020 in any region of the state, as...

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Supporting Candidates and Propositions on California’s November 2020 Ballot – Tips for California Community College District Employees
09/18/2020
Community College League of California

Districts and employees cannot use district funds and resources to support or oppose any candidate or ballot measure. This means:

Employees may not use district resources, facilities, equipment, or supplies to campaign for or against a candidate or ballot measure.  This is true, even if a district...

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Supporting Propositions on California’s November 2020 Ballot – Tips for California Community College District Trustees
09/18/2020
Community College League of California

As Election Day draws closer, we wanted to send out a reminder of some basic rules about political and election activity using district resources. The law protects everyone’s right to vote, right to voice their opinions, and right to support candidates and initiatives.  Community college districts...

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2017 is Here! Be Aware of These New Laws and Ordinances
01/14/2017
Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Municipal Magazine

As 2017 kicks off, employers should be aware that a number of new state-wide laws and local ordinances begin taking effect.  In this article, we highlight just a few that California’s public employers should now be implementing.
Seeing Green in Twenty-Seventeen: Minimum Wage Increases for...

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