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Pension Reform Follow Up

Posted in Pension, Retirement

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This blog post was authored by Erin Kunze.

In December, we reported on renewed proposals to amend California’s Constitution, as it relates to public employee pension benefits. At that time, former San Jose Mayor, Chuck Reed, and former San …

Transit Agencies in Legal Limbo over PEPRA

Posted in Pension, Retirement

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This blog post was authored by Erin Kunze.

A number of California transit agencies, as well as cities and counties that operate and maintain transit systems, are in legal limbo over whether the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of …

Part-Time Employee Traps For CalPERS Employers

Posted in Retirement

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Given all the recent public employee pension reform changes to absorb, it is not surprising that part-time employees of CalPERS contracting agencies have received little attention.  After all, part-time employees are …

“But Our Agreement Says They Are An Independent Contractor!” – Navigating “Employee” and “Independent Contractor” Determinations Under the Public Employees’ Retirement Law

Posted in Retirement

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If your agency is a contracting agency with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), chances are you have heard about the important distinctions between an “employee” and an “independent contractor” under …