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Christopher Crispo v. City of Santa Fe Springs, et al (2012) – Retired Fire Department Division Chief filed suit against City of Santa Fe Springs claiming he was a member of the Fire Fighters bargaining unit and therefore entitled to pay increases which negotiated between IAFF and the City. Our attorneys successfully showed that the 2007-2010 and 2011-2012 memoranda of understanding did not include his classification among those to which the MOUs applied and that a 1987 memo from the then City Manager on which the retiree based his claim actually supported the City’s position and not his.
Many Boards of Directors have what are called “ex officio” members. The term itself comes from the Latin, meaning “from the office.” It refers to a Board member who has their position because of the office that person holds. For example, Nonprofit A’s Board might want the Executive Director of a...
The world is getting smaller and students are exploring it in greater numbers. Exchange programs and stays with host families, once an oddity, are increasingly the norm. As schools integrate these programs into their curriculum, families expect their children to participate in them.
Remember when teenagers counted down the days until they got their drivers’ licenses? Today, more teenagers rely on ride-share companies to get them to and from activities, commitments, and social events. Parents, too, find that ride-share companies can make their lives easier by eliminating the...