The days are getting longer and the vacation requests are piling up. If your agency uses compensatory time off, or “CTO,” granting vacation requests can be tricky when everyone wants to take time off at the same time.

What is CTO?

The Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay employees at least 1.5x

The Public Employees’ Retirement Law (PERL) and State Teachers’ Retirement Law (STRL) provide defined benefit retirement plans administered by CalPERS or CalSTRS, respectively, for eligible employees of participating public agencies (“employers”).  To fund these plans, public education agency employers report member compensation to either CalPERS or CalSTRS directly, or through their county offices of education. 

This post appeared in June 2015.  It has been reviewed and is up to date.

Many schools, colleges, and municipalities operate special programs and camps during the summer months.  Staffing these programs and camps frequently involves hiring temporary or “seasonal” personnel, such as lifeguards, camp counselors, swim instructors and boathouse attendants.  In recognition that

This COVID Briefing was authored by J. Scott Tiedemann and Paul D. Knothe


A fever, which is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as 100.4°F/38°C or higher, is a symptom and key indicator of COVID-19.  Many employers, including law enforcement agencies, are already taking or are considering taking employees’ temperatures