MP900305711_72dpi.jpgThe 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

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

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

Retirement-LCW.jpgA 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