This blog post was authored by Jennifer Rosner.

In a 2014 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court in California held that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  However, buyer beware!  If an employee affirmatively declines to use FMLA to which

Leave RequestThis post was authored by Michael Youril.

Leaves of absences are one of the most complex and frustrating areas of personnel management that public agency employers face.  There are several complex, overlapping, and intersecting laws to apply and navigate.  In many situations, it is difficult for the agency to determine its rights and obligations.

hourglass-small.jpg This blog post was authored by Jennifer Rosner.

In a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court in California held that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  However, buyer beware!  If an employee affirmatively declines to use FMLA that he/she

Retirement Sign.jpgWhat Is An Impairment Of A Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”)?

The Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act  (“PEPRA”) prohibits employers from paying any portion of a “new member’s” member contribution rate.  New member contribution is 50% of total normal cost.  CalPERS recently released new actuarial reports to employers reflecting what the member contribution rate will be