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This guest post was authored by Bruce A. Barsook

Yesterday (December 8), the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) adopted proposed emergency regulations to implement AB 646 (Chapter 680, Statutes of 2011), the recently enacted legislation requiring factfinding in bargaining disputes under the MMBA.  The emergency rulemaking package now will be submitted to the Office of

This guest post was authored by Liebert Cassidy Whitmore


Registration is now open for the Annual Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Public Sector Employment Law Conference, which takes place February 2-3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco.  The conference is geared towards Public Agency Management and includes a variety of informative and entertaining presentations

This guest post was authored by Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

twitter-newbird-blue.pngIn two weeks, more than 1,000 California water district professionals will gather at ACWA’s 2011 Spring Conference & Exhibition. Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorneys, Shelline Bennett and Morin Jacob will be presenting on two areas of our practice: hiring/reference checks and social media.  In addition, we will


This post was co-authored by Elizabeth Arce

The popularity of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter have created new and unprecedented challenges for employers.  The New York Times reported recently that even commanders in our Armed Forces have expressed concern about troops playing with iPhones and BlackBerrys when they should be working.  Because

This guest post was authored by Alison Carrinski

Employment-Application.pngSubstance abuse by employees costs public agencies billions of dollars each year and results in increased absenteeism, injuries on the job, and health care costs.  Pre-employment drug testing is one way for public agencies to help deter and prevent drug abusers from gaining employment.  There are, however

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

This guest post was authored by Liebert Cassidy Whitmore


John Liebert, pre-eminent public sector labor relations attorney and founding member of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011.  He was 81.

John emigrated as a boy from Nazi Germany, living in Holland when Hitler struck, and navigating to New York on ships