In the first half of 2017, some two-dozen bills have been introduced in the State Legislature with the potential to impact laws regulating government ethics, transparency, and political activity.  Legislation proposed in the State Assembly and State Senate seeks to repeal portions of existing law, and, at the same time, impose stronger penalties for violating

Work BlocksCalifornia employers are subject to numerous state and federal statutes that regulate employee compensation and hours of work. Whether California Labor Code provisions, such as those that guarantee penalties for the late payment of final wages, apply to a specific employer must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Do they? For most private school employers,

Healthcare.jpgThis blog post was authored by Heather DeBlanc.

The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) will require Applicable Large Employers (i.e. large employers subject to the employer mandate) and employers sponsoring self-insured plans to comply with new annual Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reporting requirements.  The first reporting deadline will be February 28, 2016 as to the

Breaking-News1.jpgThis blog post was authored by Heather Coffman

The California Court of Appeal recently issued a decision that may give some relief to public agencies responding to requests under the California Public Records Act (“PRA”).  The Court found that the PRA does not require public agencies to produce communications sent or received by public officials