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  • 19-06

  • Peace Officer Records Requests: SB 1421 Developments
    (January 28, 2019)

  • 19-05

  • PERB Continues Expansive Right To Union Representative
    (January 23, 2019)

  • 19-04

  • City Council Implements LBFO And Complies With MMBA's Public Impasse Hearing Requirement
    (January 22, 2019)

  • 19-03

  • PERB Addresses Need For Procedural Admonitions For Post Investigation Union Member Interviews
    (January 15, 2019)

  • 19-02

  • Nurses May Wear Union Insignia In Patient Care Areas Unless Special Circumstances Justify Restrictions
    (January 11, 2019)

  • 19-01

  • Court Of Appeal Upholds Trial Court Employers' Restrictions On Union Activities
    (January 10, 2019)

  • 18-18

  • Employee Reinstated After Denial Of Union Representative And Use Of GPS Tracking Device Without Bargaining
    (December 17, 2018)

  • 18-17

  • Questioning Union Shop Steward About Other Union Employees' Statements Unlawfully Interfered With Protected Rights
    (November 20, 2018)

  • 18-16

  • "Open Negotiation" COIN Ordinance Requires Bargaining
    (November 14, 2018)

  • 18-15

  • Prohibiting Work Time Discussions Of Union Issues While Allowing Discussions Of Other Topics Interferes With Protected Activities
    (October 31, 2018)

  • 18-14

  • Prohibition On Distributing Pamphlets To Employees At Work Interferes With Protected Activities
    (October 30, 2018)

  • 18-13

  • PERB Interprets Pension Laws And Decides Scope Of Bargaining Issue In Employer's Favor
    (October 23, 2018)

  • 18-12

  • EERA Gives Union Right To Use District E-Mail But District Need Not Send E-Mail For Union
    (October 23, 2018)

  • 18-11

  • Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Public Employers To Grant Leaves Of Absence To Employees Serving As Union Officers/Stewards
    (October 3, 2018)

  • 18-10

  • Governor Signs Legislation Increasing Public Access To Peace Officer Personnel Records And Body Cam Recordings, And Expanding Background Requirements
    (October 2, 2018)

  • 18-09

  • No Duty To Bargain Use-Of-Force Policy/Grievance Not Subject To Arbitration
    (September 27, 2018)

  • 18-08

  • CA Supreme Court: San Diego Pension Initiative Invalidated For Failure To Negotiate
    (August 3, 2018)

  • 18-07

  • AALRR: Supreme Court Limits Reach Of Public Sector Unions In Janus
    (June 28, 2018)

  • 18-06

  • Practitioner Tips: Janus And SB 866
    (June 27, 2018)

  • 18-05

  • California Enacts Legislation Implementing Janus Decision That Ends Public Employee Agency Fees Immediately
    (June 27, 2018)

  • 18-04

  • U.S. Supreme Court: Agency Fees Violate First Amendment
    (June 27, 2018)

  • 18-03

  • Act Now In Anticipation Of U.S. Supreme Court Janus Decision On Agency Fees
    (June 11, 2018)

  • 18-02

  • PERB Expands Its Interpretation Of MMBA 3505.4 Factfinding Requests
    (April 10, 2018)

  • 18-01

  • Governor Brown Appoints Three New PERB Members
    (March 2, 2018)

  • 17-21

  • San Francisco Transit Violated MMBA When Applying City Charter Interest Arbitration Provisions
    (November 29, 2017)

  • 17-20

  • PERB Rejects Union Factfinding Request As Untimely
    (November 15, 2017)

  • 17-19

  • PERB Rules San Francisco Cannot Enforce Its No-Strike Charter Provision
    (November 9, 2017)

  • 17-18

  • Another California Law Protects Right To Participate In Employee Organization
    (October 16, 2017)

  • 17-17

  • Supreme Court's Decision To Consider Agency Fee Heightens Unions' Interest In New Law Granting Access To New Employee Orientations And Employee Contact Information
    (October 3, 2017)

  • 17-16

  • Retiree Health: City Successfully Defeats Union's Vested Health Benefit/Bad Faith Bargaining Claims
    (September 26, 2017)

  • 17-15

  • Participation As Witness In Non-Grievance Forum Is Protected Activity
    (September 19, 2017)

  • 17-14

  • Sonoma County Superior Court Challenges PERB Again, With Same Result
    (August 3, 2017)

  • 17-13

  • Preparing For Union Access To New Employee Orientations, Expanded Access To Employee Contact Information, And Negotiations And Compulsory Interest Arbitration
    (July 25, 2017)

  • 17-12

  • The Equal Pay Act: New Statues, New Case Law, New Uncertainties
    (June 12, 2017)

  • 17-11

  • PERB Rejects Union's Claim Of Unilateral Change In Past Practice Established By A Previous Union
    (May 25, 2017)

  • 17-10

  • PERB Supports Employer's Refusal To Revive Negotiations After Completion Of Impasse
    (May 16, 2017)

  • 17-09

  • U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Important FLSA Case On Cash Paid In Lieu Of Health Benefits And Overtime Rates
    (May 15, 2017)

  • 17-08

  • Retirement For Disability: Latest Developments In CalPERS' Regulations
    (May 11, 2017)

  • 17-07

  • PERB Voids Palo Alto's Ballot Measure On Binding Arbitration
    (May 1, 2017)

  • 17-06

  • Court Of Appeal Overturns PERB Decision Requiring San Diego To Negotiate Over Pension Initiative
    (April 14, 2017)

  • 17-05

  • PERB Dings Employer's Unilateral Change In Evaluation Procedure
    (March 15, 2017)

  • 17-04

  • PERB: Union Access To Employees, Distributing Union Literature, Wearing Union Regalia
    (March 13, 2017)

  • 17-03

  • CA Supreme Court: Public Employee Communications Subject To Disclosure
    (March 2, 2017)

  • 17-02

  • PERB Supports Cities' Positions In Two Unrelated Cases
    (January 5, 2017)

  • 17-01

  • PERB: City's Unilateral Change In Pension Pickup Didn't Match LBFO/City Violated Duty To Bargain
    (January 4, 2017)

  • 16-23

  • CA Court Of Appeal Upholds PERB's City Of Palo Alto Decision/Court Annuls PERB's Remedy But Affirms Broader PERB Powers
    (November 29, 2016)

  • 16-22

  • Texas Judge Orders Nationwide Halt Of DOL's New Overtime Rule
    (November 28, 2016)

  • 16-21

  • PERB Favors Statewide Bargaining Unit For Virtual Charter Schools
    (October 25, 2016)

  • 16-20

  • PERB Overturns Precedent Regarding Employee Speech Protections
    (October 12, 2016)

  • 16-19

  • UCI Neither Discriminated By Dismissing Doctor Engaged In Union Activity Nor Interfered With Union Formation
    (October 3, 2016)

  • 16-18

  • PERB Dismisses Retaliation Charge But Finds City Unlawfully And Unilaterally Changed Evaluation Process
    (September 28, 2016)

  • 16-17

  • PERB Cases Highlight Definition Of Status Quo As Established By Past Practice
    (September 27, 2016)

  • 16-16

  • PERB: City Failed To Negotiate Over Decision To Transfer Bargaining Unit Work
    (June 13, 2016)

  • 16-15

  • Court Of Appeal: Personnel Investigations Are Privileged
    (June 10, 2016)

  • 16-14

  • Ninth Circuit: Cash Payments Made In Lieu Of Health Benefits Must Be Included In Regular Rate For Overtime Purposes For FLSA
    (June 6, 2016)

  • 16-13

  • The Anticipation And Wait Is Over: The New FLSA Salary Basis Test Regulations Are Here
    (May 18, 2016)

  • 16-12

  • Deck The Halls With Union Apparel/Legalities Of Restricting Displays Of Union Paraphernalia
    (May 13, 2016)

  • 16-11

  • Strike Not Unlawful/County's Willingness To Meet Again On New Proposals Didn't Lawfully Revive Duty To Negotiate
    (May 9, 2016)

  • 16-10

  • PERB Follows Prior Decisions Holding Unions Strictly Accountable For Failing To Meet Timeline For Requesting Factfinding
    (May 6, 2016)

  • 16-09

  • Los Angeles Prevails In Vested Rights Challenge To Health Insurance Freeze
    (April 13, 2016)

  • 16-08

  • Practitioner Tips: MMBA Factfinding Applies To All Bargaining Impasses
    (April 1, 2016)

  • 16-07

  • Court Of Appeal Agrees With PERB: MMBA Factfinding Applies To All Bargaining Impasses, Not Just MOU Bargaining Impasses
    (March 31, 2016)

  • 16-06

  • Based On U.S. Supreme Court Ruling In Friedrichs v. CTA, Public Agency Unions Can Still Require Agency Shop Fees
    (March 30, 2016)

  • 16-05

  • Court Of Appeal Hears Oral Arguments On Scope Of PERB's Factfinding Procedures
    (March 22, 2016)

  • 16-04

  • New DFEH Regulations Effective April 1 Cover Wide Range Of Employment Discrimination And Leave Protections Under FEHA
    (March 14, 2016)

  • 16-03

  • Employers Not Obligated To ID Specific Effects In Notice To Unions Of Non-Negotiable Decisions With Reasonably Foreseeable Effects On Mandatory Subjects
    (February 18, 2016)

  • 16-02

  • Court Of Appeal: Guidance On Timing Of Notice To Officers Prior To An Investigation Under The POBR
    (February 2, 2016)

  • 16-01

  • PERB: City of San Diego Unlawfully Refused To Negotiate Over Pension Reform Initiative; City Must Pay Back Pay For Loss Of Pensions
    (January 6, 2016)

  • 15-28

  • Should We Still Call It Kin Care? SB 579 Expands Sick Leave Protections And Modifies Child-Related Activities Leave
    (November 2, 2015)

  • 15-27

  • Public Employment Relations Board Members Answer CALPELRA's Questions
    (October 29, 2015)

  • 15-26

  • Attorney General Issues Opinion Approving Brady List Procedures
    (October 27, 2015)

  • 15-25

  • Governor Adopts CRONEY Bill That Impacts Agencies With COIN Ordinances
    (October 16, 2015)

  • 15-24

  • Fair Pay In California: Governor Signs Historic California Fair Pay Act, Imposing New Standards On California Employers
    (October 14, 2015)

  • 15-23

  • Unions' Last Minute Attempt To Provide Alternative To Loss Of Agency Fee Is Thwarted
    (September 14, 2015)

  • 15-22

  • Update On Alert 15-21: Employer Cannot Require Reimbursement By Employee For Specialized Training
    (September 3, 2015)

  • 15-21

  • Employer Cannot Require Reimbursement By Employee For Specialized Training
    (August 27, 2015)

  • 15-20

  • PERB Clarifies Union's Right To File UPC Covering Peace Officers And Status Of Exprired Contract Provision
    (July 27, 2015)

  • 15-19

  • PERB: Union Has Right To Select Bargaining Team Members Absent Clear And Present Danger To Process
    (July 24, 2015)

  • 15-18

  • Union Selects Wrong PERB Procedure To Contest Transfer Of Unit Work
    (July 21, 2015)

  • 15-17

  • PERB Clarifies Individual's Right To Union Representation In Meetings With Employer
    (July 20, 2015)

  • 15-16

  • PERB Issues Two Unit Determination Decisions: Rejects Union Attempt To Include "Confidential Employees" And Denies Employer Attempt To Exclude "Casual Employees"
    (July 16, 2015)

  • 15-15

  • California Supreme Court Resolves District Attorney's Obligations To Produce Potentially Exculpatory Information vs. State Law Protection For Peace Officer Personnel Records
    (July 15, 2015)

  • 15-14

  • Clean-Up Legislation For New Paid Sick Leave Law Signed Into Law
    (July 14, 2015)

  • 15-13

  • PERB Rules Union's Factfinding Request Missed Deadline
    (July 9, 2015)

  • 15-12

  • Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Constitutionality Of Compulsory Union Fees
    (July 2, 2015)

  • 15-11

  • PERB Rejects Claim That Employer Failed To Negotiate Over Layoff Effects
    (June 24, 2015)

  • 15-10

  • PERB Rejects City's Attempt To Avoid Factfinding On Mid-Term Contract
    (June 16, 2015)

  • 15-09

  • PERB Finds Unions Unlawfully Refused To Bargain Over Pension Contributions And Rejects' Unions' Claim Of Pension Vested Benefits
    (June 11, 2015)

  • 15-08

  • Limits On Union Representation During Investigative Interviews Violate MMBA Rights
    (June 1, 2015)

  • 15-07

  • Despite Unlawful Unilateral Adoption Of No-Strike And Savings Clauses, County Did Not Violate Good Faith Duty To Bargain When It Imposed A Wage Reduction
    (April 13, 2015)

  • 15-06

  • New CFRA Regulations Impacting Family And Medical Leave Effective July 1
    (March 27, 2015)

  • 15-05

  • PERB Advisory Committee Discusses PERB's Goals
    (March 17, 2015)

  • 15-04

  • Because Expired MOU Promised Reinstatement Of Scheduled Step Increases, PERB Found County's Attempt To Impose Continuing Salary Freeze Violated MMBA
    (March 12, 2015)

  • 15-03

  • PERB Chair Asks For Public Agency Input Via Survey
    (February 27, 2015)

  • 15-02

  • PERB Finds County's Bargaining Approach Was Lawful Hard Bargaining And Not 'Bad Faith'
    (January 29, 2015)

  • 15-01

  • Employee Has Right To Union Representation In Interactive Reasonable Accommodation Process
    (January 22, 2015)

  • 14-31

  • Significant Changes To The FEHA: Are You Prepared For 2015?
    (December 10, 2014)

  • 14-30

  • Two New Decisions On MMBA Factfinding: If I told you once...
    (December 5, 2014)

  • 14-29

  • Court Of Appeal Confirms Injunction Against Police Management Reorganization
    (October 29, 2014)

  • 14-28

  • MMBA Protects Firefighters' Right To Wear Union Logo On Class B Uniforms
    (October 24, 2014)

  • 14-27

  • In Stockton Bankruptcy, Judge Rules City Can Sever Its Contract With CalPERS
    (October 1, 2014)

  • 14-26

  • Governor Brown Vetoes Proposed Amendments To The MMBA And EERA
    (September 30, 2014)

  • 14-25

  • AB 2053 Mandates Training For Managers And Supervisors On Abusive Conduct Prevention
    (September 24, 2014)

  • 14-24

  • California's New Paid Sick Leave Law Provides Employees With Paid Sick Days
    (September 15, 2014)

  • 14-23

  • AB 2126 Awaits Governor's Signature: MMBA Factfinding Applies To All Impasses Over Mandatory Subjects, Not Just Impasse Over Successor MOU Negotiations
    (September 10, 2014)

  • 14-22

  • PERB: Union's Strike Vote And Strike Preparations Did Not Violate Good Faith Duty To Participate In Impasse Processes
    (August 29, 2014)

  • 14-21

  • Police Departments Must Disclose Entire Personnel Files To District Attorneys: Chipping Away At Officer Confidentiality? Or No Big Deal?
    (August 22, 2014)

  • 14-20

  • Prompt Payment Requirements That Apply To Employees Who Quit Also Apply To Employees Who Retire
    (August 21, 2014)

  • 14-19

  • Major PERB Decision On MMBA Duty To Meet And Clarify/City Failed To Consult In Good Faith Before Placing Repeal Of Interest Arbitration On Ballot
    (August 14, 2014)

  • 14-18

  • Employers May Not Allocate Commissions Paid In One Pay Period To Different Pay Periods To Satisfy California Wage And Hour Laws
    (July 16, 2014)

  • 14-17

  • California Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Officials' Communications On Personal Devices/Private Accounts Are Public Records
    (July 9, 2014)

  • 14-16

  • City Violated Good Faith Bargaining Duty By Prematurely Declaring Impasse And Unilaterally Adopting LBFO
    (July 8, 2014)

  • 14-15

  • U.S. Supreme Court Almost, But Doesn't, Strike A Big Blow To Unions And Agency Shop Arrangements
    (July 2, 2014)

  • 14-14

  • Union Release Time Is Mandatory Subject/District Unlawfully Altered Union President's Release Time Without Notice, Opportunity To Bargain
    (June 26, 2014)

  • 14-13

  • Effective July 1: California Law Prohibits Public Agencies From Initially Asking Job Applicants About Criminal Convictions
    (June 25, 2014)

  • 14-12

  • PERB Confirms Factfinding Applies To All Impasses Over Mandatory Subjects, Not Just Those Leading To Successor MOU's
    (June 24, 2014)

  • 14-11

  • US Supreme Court: New Public Employee Free Speech Decision
    (June 20, 2014)

  • 14-10

  • California Supreme Court: Names Of Officers Involved In Shooting Incidents Subject To Disclosure Under PRA
    (June 2, 2014)

  • 14-09

  • Updated Model Notices For Employees And Dependents Eligible For COBRA Continuation Coverage
    (May 27, 2014)

  • 14-08

  • County Unlawfully Imposed Pay Reductions Before Impasse
    (May 15, 2014)

  • 14-07

  • PERB Denies Untimely Factfinding Request
    (May 13, 2014)

  • 14-06

  • PERB Rules MMBA Factfinding Applies To All Impasses
    (May 1, 2014)

  • 14-05

  • Communications On Government Officials' Personal Devices/Private Accounts Not Public Records Under California's Public Records Act
    (March 28, 2014)

  • 14-04

  • Orange County Wins Appeal In Retiree Medical Case
    (February 19, 2014)

  • 14-03

  • Final ACA Regulations On Employer Mandate
    (February 14, 2014)

  • 14-02

  • CalPERS Issues Circular Letter/Employer Checklist For Hiring CalPERS Retirees
    (January 21, 2014)

  • 14-01

  • City Violated Duty To Bargain When Transferring Bargaining Unit Work/City Ordered To Reinstate Status Quo With Back Pay
    (January 9, 2014)

  • 13-45

  • PERB Issues Complaint Alleging Failure To Bargain In Good Faith/Establishes Piecemeal Bargaining Concept
    (December 11, 2013)

  • 13-44

  • OSHA Deadline For Workplace Chemicals Labeling/SDS Training
    (December 3, 2013)

  • 13-43

  • FBOR: Firefighter Has Right To Review And Respond To Supervisor's Daily Log
    (November 7, 2013)

  • 13-42

  • PERB Enjoins City From Withdrawing SEIU Recognition
    (November 4, 2013)

  • 13-41

  • Volunteer Firefighters Qualify As Employees Under FLSA And FMLA
    (October 18, 2013)

  • 13-40

  • Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Public Agencies From Taking Punitive Action Against Peace Officer Solely Because Officer's Name Is On Brady List
    (October 15, 2013)

  • 13-39

  • PERB Orders A 'Make Whole' Remedy For 244 Employees (Reinstatement Backpay, And Interest)
    (October 11, 2013)

  • 13-38

  • Legislation Expands Circumstances Under Which Public Agencies Must Give Paid Leave To Employees For Participating In Employee Organization Activities
    (September 18, 2013)

  • 13-37

  • October 1 Deadline: All Employers Must Provide Notice Of Covered California To Employees
    (September 12, 2013)

  • 13-36

  • Employer Reporting Requirements: IRS Releases Proposed Regulations
    (September 11, 2013)

  • 13-35

  • IRS Issues Guidance On Eligible Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Under ACA
    (September 5, 2013)

  • 13-34

  • Plaintiff Must File Labor Commissioner Complaint Before Going To Court
    (August 28, 2013)

  • 13-33

  • Ninth Circuit Broadens Scope Of Peace Officer First Amendment Rights
    (August 22, 2013)

  • 13-32

  • Employer Duties Regarding The New SBC Form
    (August 21, 2013)

  • 13-31

  • Sexual Desire Not Necessary To Prove Workplace Sexual Harassment Claim
    (August 13, 2013)

  • 13-30

  • Update Your Policies To Reflect ACA's Anti-Retaliation Provisions
    (August 12, 2013)

  • 13-29

  • PERB Solidifies Approach To Effects Bargaining
    (August 5, 2013)

  • 13-28

  • Employer Health Insurance Rebates
    (August 5, 2013)

  • 13-26

  • Department Of Labor Deadline For Giving Notice To Employees Of Exchange Available Under ACA
    (July 23, 2013)

  • 13-25

  • IRS Releases Guidance On Delayed Employer Mandate
    (July 11, 2013)

  • 13-24

  • DOMA Is Dead - Now What?
    (July 8, 2013)

  • 13-23

  • Employers With Self-Insured Plans: Prepare To Pay PCOR Fees By July 31, 2013
    (July 3, 2013)

  • 13-22

  • ACA Mandatory Employer And Insurer Reporting Requirements Delayed Until 2015
    (July 2, 2013)

  • 13-21

  • Peace Officer's Service Photo Not Protected As Personnel Record Or By Constitutional Right To Privacy
    (June 28, 2013)

  • 13-20

  • Important Title VII Supreme Court Decisions
    (June 25, 2013)

  • 13-19

  • Arbitrating Dispute About Mandatory Furlough Program Does Not Constitute Unlawful Delegation Of Discretionary Authority To Arbitrator
    (June 21, 2013)

  • 13-18

  • State Personnel Board Not Required To Negotiate With Firefighters Over Changes In Discipline Rule
    (June 21, 2013)

  • 13-17-R

  • Ensure Your Waiting Periods Comply With State And Federal Law (Updated)
    (July 19, 2013)

  • 13-16

  • Sheriff's Order Limiting Access To Internal Affairs Investigative Files Is Outside Scope Of Bargaining
    (June 13, 2013)

  • 13-15

  • Employers Large And Small: How The Affordable Care Act Impacts You
    (June 10, 2013)

  • 13-14

  • Union Right To Employee Contact Information
    (May 31, 2013)

  • 13-13

  • PERB: Yolo County Violated Rules Involving Unit Modification For Probation Officers
    (May 16, 2013)

  • 13-12

  • Recent PERB Decisions Show Pattern: UPC's Go To Hearing Before ALJ
    (April 23, 2013)

  • 13-11

  • Why Can't We Contract Out Half Our Workforce?
    (April 22, 2013)

  • 13-10

  • PERB Establishes Criteria For Union Request To Bargain The Effects Of A Non-Negotiable Decision
    (April 18, 2013)

  • 13-09

  • Law Firm Cannot Both Advise And Advocate In Advisory Arbitration
    (April 17, 2013)

  • 13-08

  • PERB: No "One Year Hiatus" After Unilateral Adoption
    (April 9, 2013)

  • 13-07

  • AB 616/AB 537 - Effort Continues To Turn MMBA Into EERA/HEERA
    (April 4, 2013)

  • 13-06

  • Big Changes On The CalPERS Horizon
    (April 3, 2013)

  • 13-05

  • PERB Refines Employers' Effects Bargaining Obligations
    (April 2, 2013)

  • 13-04

  • FMLA Family Military Leaves Expanded And New Posting Requirement Goes Into Effect On March 8
    (March 4, 2013)

  • 13-03

  • Court Approves Pregnancy Discrimination Action Under FEHA Even After Exhaustion Of Required PDLL Leave
    (February 26, 2013)

  • 13-02

  • County Of San Diego Adopts Overhaul Of Local MMBA Rules
    (February 4, 2013)

  • 13-01

  • Governor Brown Appoints Two New PERB Members/Both Former Union Representatives
    (February 1, 2013)

  • 12-05

  • PERB Finds Union's Contention That Pension Cost Sharing Is Non-Negotiable A "Viable Theory Of Law"
    (October 30, 2012)

  • 12-04

  • MMBA Amendment Clarifies That Mediation Is Not A Pre-Condition For Factfinding
    (September 18, 2012)

  • 12-03

  • New Collective Bargaining Statute Enacted: In-Home Supportive Services Employer-Employee Relations Act
    (July 12, 2012)

  • 12-02

  • Court Of Appeal Supports PERB In Battle With City Of San Diego
    (June 21, 2012)

  • 12-01

  • PERB Orders City Of Davis To Rescind LBFO And Pay Backpay
    (June 18, 2012)

  • 11-12

  • PERB Considering Regulations To Implement AB 646 Factfinding
    (November 2, 2011)

  • 11-11

  • Governor Signs AB 646: Fact-Finding Becomes Mandatory Under MMBA
    (October 10, 2011)

  • 11-09

  • Legislation Mandates Fact-Finding For MMBA Agencies
    (September 12, 2011)

  • 11-08

  • Constitutional Amendment Proposed To Curb Public Pensions And Health Benefits/SCA 13 Would Affect Retirement Benefits For Future And Current Employees
    (July 12, 2011)

  • 11-07

  • Alameda Court Failed To Bargain Over Change In Layoff Rights
    (May 17, 2011)

  • 11-06

  • Governor Brown Appoints New PERB Chair, Board Member, And General Counsel
    (May 3, 2011)

  • 11-05

  • Court Of Appeal Supports Implementation Of Furloughs
    (March 29, 2011)

  • 11-04

  • Little Hoover Commission Recommends Major Pension Law Changes
    (February 28, 2011)

  • 11-03

  • Court Of Appeal Rejects Orange County's Claim That 2001 Pension Benefit Violated California Constitution
    (January 27, 2011)

  • 11-02

  • California Supreme Court Confirms Employers Are Not Required To Negotiate Layoff Decision
    (January 25, 2011)

  • 11-01

  • Governor Brown Reveals Proposed 2011-2012 Budget
    (January 10, 2011)

  • 10-12

  • California Right To Privacy Trumps MMBA And PERB Decisions About Releasing Employee Addresses To Union
    (December 16, 2010)

  • 10-11

  • CA Supreme Court Upholds Governor's Unilaterally Imposed Furloughs For State Workers, But...
    (October 4, 2010)

  • 10-10

  • CA Supreme Court Decides First Case: Does PERB Or Local Superior Court Have Initial Jurisdiction Over Employee Strikes Under The MMBA?
    (July 10, 2010)

  • 10-09

  • PERB: Santa Clara Unlawfully Refused To Bargain Prevailing Wage Initiative - Critical Reminders Regarding Unilateral Adoptions
    (June 21, 2010)

  • 10-08

  • Governor Reaches Settlement With Four Unions On Pension Reform And Wage Cuts
    (June 18, 2010)

  • 10-07

  • State Engaged In Lawful Hard Bargaining With Prison Guards, Not Surface Bargaining
    (May 25, 2010)

  • 10-06

  • PERB Decides When Negotiations Must Revive After Unilateral Adoption
    (May 11, 2010)

  • 10-05

  • PERB Decision Reminds Agencies Of Duty To Bargain When Implementing A Non-Negotiable Decision
    (May 1, 2010)

  • 10-04

  • Recent PERB Decision Warns Employers About Transferring Bargaining Unit Work, Changing Work Rules, And Assigning Unit Work
    (February 25, 2010)

  • 10-03

  • PERB: Union Responsible For Monetary Damages Resulting From Strike Threat
    (February 9, 2010)

  • 10-02

  • PERB Regional Attorney Dismisses Unilateral Adoption Charge Over Governor's Emergency Declaration - Implications For MMBA And SEERA Employers
    (January 28, 2010)

  • 10-01

  • Public Employee Pension Initiatives Move To Signature Gathering Stage
    (January 21, 2010)

  • 09-06

  • Supreme Court Denies Review Of SB 440 Decision: Statewide Binding Interest Arbitration For Police Officers And Firefighters Is Unconstitutional
    (July 13, 2009)

  • 09-05

  • Supreme Court Upholds Restriction On Union's Distribution Of Political Endorsements Through Internal Mail System
    (June 22, 2009)

  • 09-04

  • Donning And Doffing At Home Is Compensable
    (May 11, 2009)

  • 09-03

  • Court Of Appeal Rejects Interest Arbitration For Safety Personnel
    (April 27, 2009)

  • 09-02

  • City Of San Diego Wins POA Donning And Doffing Case
    (February 19, 2009)

  • 09-01

  • President Obama Signs Fair Pay Act
    (January 29, 2009)

  • 08-07

  • Another Court Of Appeal Decision: PERB Has Control Over MMBA Strikes (County of Sacramento)
    (July 30, 2008)

  • 08-06

  • Conflicting Court Of Appeal Decisions Unless An Unfair Labor Practice Charge Is Pending, PERB Does Not Have Initial Jurisdiction Over MMBA Strike
    (June 9, 2008)

  • 08-05

  • County’s MOU Unconstitutional
    (May 5, 2008)

  • 08-04

  • California Supreme Court Defines Key Term In POBRA And FBRA
    (May 1, 2008)

  • 08-03

  • PERB Has Initial Jurisdiction Over MMBA Strike, Not Local Superior Court
    (March 10, 2008)

  • 08-02

  • Employers May Terminate Employees For Using Medical Marijuana Off Duty
    (January 24, 2008)

  • 08-01

  • New EEOC Rule Protects Coordination Of Retiree Medical Benefits With Medicare
    (January 22, 2008)

  • 07-07

  • Get Ready – It’s Here! Firefighter Procedural Bill Of Rights
    (October 19, 2007)

  • 07-06

  • City Must Bargain Decision And Effects Of Transferring Law Enforcement From Police To Sheriff's Department
    (October 8, 2007)

  • 07-05

  • California Supreme Court Issues Two Long Awaited Public Records Act Cases
    (August 28, 2007)

  • 07-04

  • Court Of Appeal Declares That PERB Has Exclusive Jurisdiction On MMBA Impasse Determination
    (June 14, 2007)

  • 07-03

  • Can Public Employees "Take The Fifth" In Internal Investigations?
    (May 16, 2007)

  • 07-02

  • Has SEIU Asked You To Recognize A Newly Merged Local As The Exclusive Representative?
    (April 19, 2007)

  • 07-01

  • Fundamental Management Policy Outside The Scope Of Bargaining
    (February 5, 2007)

  • 06-08

  • Binding Arbitration Can Be A Sword And A Shield For Public Employers
    (October 16, 2006)

  • 06-07

  • Could Proposed A.B. 3026 Dramatically Increase Workers' Compensation Expenses?
    (August 24, 2006)

  • 06-06

  • California Supreme Court Finds City of Claremont Not Required To Negotiate Implementation Of Study Tied To Anti-Racial Profiling Policy
    (August 17, 2006)

  • 06-05

  • Employer's Gender-Specific Grooming Standards Survive Title VII Sex-Discrimination Challenge
    (June 1, 2006)

  • 06-04

  • California Supreme Court Twice Upholds Civil Service Merit Principles
    (April 6, 2006)

  • 06-03

  • Scope Of Bargaining On Pension Benefits – California Court Of Appeal Restates The Law Of Vested Retiree Benefits
    (March 20, 2006)

  • 06-02

  • Agencies Can Tell Community Groups, "Don't Discriminate, Or Pay Rent"
    (March 15, 2006)

  • 06-01

  • Reasonable Accommodation: Interactive Process May Require Contact With Employee's Attorney
    (January 27, 2006)

  • 05-05

  • An Employee's Refusal To Obey A Supervisor's Order May Be Considered "Protected Activity" In A Retaliation Claim
    (November 3, 2005)

  • 05-04

  • Wide Range Of Conduct Leads To Harassment Claims
    (August 8, 2005)

  • 05-03

  • Who Pays The Costs Of A Hearing Officer In A Discipline Decision?
    (August 4, 2005)

  • 05-02

  • Supreme Court Sets Six-Month Limit For MMBA PERB Charges
    (June 21, 2005)

  • 05-01

  • Time To Rethink Management Rights Clauses?
    (May 4, 2005)

  • 04-10

  • Determining Majority Status Without An Election
    (November 24, 2004)

  • 04-9

  • No Individual Right To Negotiate Or To File Bargaining Charges; No PERB Authority To Enforce Arbitration Awards
    (October 25, 2004)

  • 04-8

  • Sympathy Strikes Illegal Only If Prohibited By Contract Clause
    (October 19, 2004)

  • 04-7

  • Unions Have Rights Too
    (October 13, 2004)

  • 04-6

  • Subscribe to CalPERS E-Mail Service
    (August 12, 2004)

  • 04-5

  • Don't Panic Over Cargill Decision
    (March 17, 2004)

  • 04-4

  • Irrigation District Appealed And Got An Answer It Didn't Want
    (March 2, 2004)

  • 04-3

  • Management Rights Clause Did Not Waive Union's Right To Negotiate
    (February 26, 2004)

  • 04-2

  • PERB Requires Employer To Negotiate The Decision To Transfer Work To Sheriff
    (February 23, 2004)

  • 04-1

  • Six-Month Statute Of Limitations For MMBA PERB Unfair Practices
    (January 6, 2004)