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Sweetwater Authority – Miscellaneous units.

City of Norwalk – Advice and Counsel to Agency Bargaining Team.

Grossmont Cuyamaca CCD – Bargaining return to work and remote working arrangements for classified employees.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority – Bargaining with miscellaneous units regarding agency shop and A.B. 119.

City of Lomita – Presenting case to factfinding panel.

City of Redondo Beach – Presenting case to factfinding panel.

Culver City Employees Association v. City of Culver City (2020) – PERB denied majority of relief requested by association.

SEIU v. County of Riverside (2019) – PERB ALJ denied majority of relief requested by union.

Police Lieutenant v. City of Murrieta (2020) – Hearing officer affirmed City’s decision to deny police lieutenant’s industrial disability retirement application.

Classified Employee v. County of Tulare (2013) – Hearing officer affirmed termination against a classified employee for performance issues.

Classified Employee v. City of Norwalk – Personnel Appeals Board upheld City’s decision regarding application of special pay provisions in bargaining agreement.

Police Officers’ Union v. County of Los Angeles – Hearing officer upheld City’s decision in applying seniority list rules in bargaining agreement.

SEIU v. County of Riverside (2019) – Court granted County’s opposition to petition for writ of mandate denying majority of public record and information requests submitted to County in connection with bargaining.

 

Best Practices for Communicating with Employees on Medical Leave and Utilizing Intermittent Leave Schedules
12/30/2020
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

During these unprecedented times, it is likely that employees may be utilizing various forms of protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).  Some employees may be tempted to work remotely during their leave, perhaps to catch up, to stay ahead,...

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Post-Janus Power Shift of California’s Private and Public Sector Unions
07/31/2020
The Daily Journal

“Post-Janus Power Shift of California’s Private and Public Sector Unions,” discusses how as private sector management rights grow, public sector employers are seeing a growing imbalance.  This article was published in the Daily Journal.

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Public Sector Unions Not Liable For Repayment Of Agency Fees
01/13/2020
The Daily Journal

This article addresses the recent case “Danielson v. Inslee” in which the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit that public employees filed against the exclusive representative of their bargaining unit, and held that public sector unions are not liable for...

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