This post was authored by Richard C. Bolanos and Michael J. Le.

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (S222732), in which it established a new and more streamlined legal test to determine whether a worker should be classified

globeAn officer in the City Police Department at which you are employed receives an award for commendable service.  The Police Chief posts an announcement and his praise of the officer on the Police Department’s Facebook page.  In the midst of the congratulatory posts from the public, two citizens post comments sharply criticizing the Department.  You

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UPDATE – Following up on our June 26, 2015 Special Bulletin, which outlined Assembly Bill 304, the proposed clean-up legislation for California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Paid Sick Leave Law” or “AB 1522”), this urgency legislation passed the California Senate on July 13, 2015, with a vote of 39-0 and was

From time to time we are asked by clients whether they can place Global Positioning System (GPS) units on company or agency owned cars in order to keep track of employees whom they believe are misusing the vehicles to engage in unauthorized or excessive travel unrelated to their job.  The concern has been whether use

This guest post was authored by Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

San-Francisco-web.jpgNext year marks the 13th annual LCW 2012 Public Sector Employment Law Conference.  This two-day conference is geared towards Public Agency Management and includes a variety of informative and entertaining presentations that offer practical lessons for success in the workplace. Participants may attend the full

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied the County of Orange’s petition to review the decision in County of Orange v. Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 21.  This means the Court of Appeal’s decision stands holding that the County’s grant of a retroactive enhanced retirement formula for employees “all years of

This guest post was authored by Brian Walter and David Urban

Yesterday, the United States Department of Labor issued a new set of final regulations interpreting various provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  In 2008, the DOL had proposed revisions to its regulations.  After a notice and comment period in 2008, the DOL

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is the federal counterpart of the Public Employees Relation Board (“PERB”). The NLRB is the body that oversees the administration of federal labor law, and PERB is the body that oversees the administration of California labor law.

Recently, the NLRB prosecuted a complaint brought by its Connecticut regional office

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,