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California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog Blog

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Religion in the Public Sector Workplace

USA - July 22 2016 Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are typically cited as the major religions of the world, although there are many others that…

The Fourth Circuit Holds that Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under the FLSA Because Their Primary Job Duty Is Being a First Responder

USA - July 13 2016 The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (covering such East Coast states as Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland) recently held…

Tips from the Table: Establishing Rapport During Negotiations

USA - July 6 2016 We are excited to continue our video series - Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations…

Righting Wrongs Before It Costs Serious Dough - How Affordable Care Act Audits Can Help Employers Avoid Steep Reporting Penalties

USA - June 16 2016 At the beginning of each calendar year all employers who are considered “Applicable Large Employers” (“ALE”) under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)…

Tips from the Table: Sidebars in Labor Negotiations

USA - June 8 2016 We are excited to continue our video series - Tips from the Table. In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations…

The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cash Payments Made to Employees in Lieu of Health Benefits Must be Included in the Regular Rate for Overtime Purposes under the FLSA

USA - June 3 2016 On Thursday, June 2, 2016, the Ninth Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in a case called Flores v. City of San Gabriel, which involved a group of…

Revisiting Transgender Employment Issues

USA - June 2 2016 Quite a bit has changed since we last visited this topic generally in 2014. Approximately eighteen states and over 200 municipalities ban gender…

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Issue Significant Guidance Regarding Transgender Students in Schools

USA - May 16 2016 On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) issued a "Dear Colleague Letter" and accompanying Examples…

Does SB 178 Restrict a Public Employer’s Ability to Search an Employee’s Electronic Devices and Emails?

USA - May 12 2016 On January 1, 2016, Senate Bill 178 (“SB 178”) - the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act - became law and is codified under Penal Code…

The New SF Paid Family Leave Ordinance: Does it Apply to your Agency or School, When does it go into Effect, and What Benefits are Required?

USA - May 11 2016 On April 5, 2016, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a new ordinance, which was signed by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on April 21, 2016…