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Now Open: A Second Window For Certificated Layoffs

Posted in Layoffs, Legislation
This guest post was authored by Alison Neufeld and Alison Carrinski From July 2 to August 15 of this year, school districts have an unusual second opportunity to conduct certificated layoffs in order to address budget gaps.  Section 44955.5, an infrequently invoked provision of the Education Code, applies in any year when the enacted State [&hellip… Continue Reading

Handling Layoffs After Elimination Of Redevelopment Agencies

Posted in Labor Relations, Layoffs, Legislation
This guest post was authored by Melanie L. Chaney. Since the California Supreme Court issued its ruling at the end of last month upholding the 2011 statute (AB 1X 26) that eliminated redevelopment agencies (RDAs) throughout the State as of February 1, 2012, we have received many questions about the impact this law will have [&hellip… Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Upholds Law Eliminating Redevelopment Agencies

Posted in Labor Relations, Layoffs, Legislation
The California Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding a law that eliminated redevelopment agencies throughout the State.  This closely watched lawsuit stemmed from two measures passed by the Legislature last summer to help close California’s budget deficit.  The first measure eliminated more than 400 redevelopment agencies that were funded by property tax dollars.  The second [&hellip… Continue Reading

From NBOA To NAIS Conference – LCW’s Update From The East Coast

Posted in Conferences, Disability, Layoffs, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
This guest post was authored by Cynthia Weldon, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Thank you to the organizers and attendees of the annual NBOA Symposium which ended Wednesday, February 23, in Washington D.C.  It was gratifying to see so many schools represented from across the country come to together to share their triumphs and tribulations. Liebert Cassidy [&hellip… Continue Reading

Recent Developments Regarding Layoffs: What’s New?

Posted in Employment, Layoffs
Two recent developments in California law involving the layoff of public employees have raised questions: First, the California Supreme Court decided that public employers are not required to negotiate with their employees’ unions about the decision to lay off employees. Second, a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles approved the settlement of a lawsuit between [&hellip… Continue Reading

Superior Court Approves LAUSD Settlement Protecting Low-Seniority Teachers At 45 Struggling Schools

Posted in Employment, Layoffs
This guest post was authored by Mary Dowell and Meredith Karasch  The Los Angeles Superior Court recently approved a class action settlement that allows LAUSD, in a layoff, to skip teachers at 45 schools in order to prevent constitutional violations in the right of students to be provided with a minimum level of education.  This case [&hellip… Continue Reading

Employment After PERS Retirement: What Are The Limits?

Posted in Employment, Layoffs, Retirement
A local agency employee retires and begins receiving a pension from the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and is then offered part-time employment with the old employer because economically motivated layoffs had left the old department short-handed.  What obstacles and limitations do the agency and the retired employee face in this situation? The PERS [&hellip… Continue Reading