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Tag Archives: Retirement

The Importance of Posting a Salary Schedule

Posted in Retirement

Retirement-Sign.jpgThis post was authored by Heather Coffman

We’ve all heard the saying, “If it’s not written down, it didn’t happen.”  In the context of retirement benefits for PERS members, the saying is slightly modified: “If an employee’s salary isn’t set …

Courts Continue to Chip Away at Vested Rights

Posted in Retirement

Retirement-Sign.jpgThis post was authored by Erin Kunze

In the past few years, the courts have made it more difficult to establish a vested right to retiree medical benefits. We now have a decision that greatly reduces employee / retiree defenses …

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

Posted in Retirement

Retirement Sign.jpgThis blog post was authored by Michael Youril

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 …