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Paul Knothe is an associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Los Angeles office where he advises and represents public agency clients in employment law, with an emphasis on public safety matters. Paul has extensive experience in handling employment litigation, grievance arbitrations, administrative hearings, and providing day-to-day legal counsel to the firm’s clients.

AB 89, also known as the Peace Officers Education and Age Conditions for Employment, or “PEACE” Act, went into effect on January 1, 2022.

The most straightforward piece of that legislation was Government Code section 1031.4, which raises the minimum age for most peace officer employment from 18 to 21.  This is a current requirement