Registration is now open for the Annual Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Public Sector Employment Law Conference, which takes in Palm Desert on Thursday & Friday, January 24-25, with an optional pre-conference session on Wednesday, January 23.  The conference is geared towards Public Agency Management and includes a variety of informative and engaging presentations that offer practical

This post was authored by Amit Katzir

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review Janus v. AFSCME, a case out of Illinois challenging the constitutionality of mandatory agency shop fees for public employees.  Illinois, like California, is one of several states where agency shop arrangements are authorized in the public sector.

Under

MP900289067Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are typically cited as the major religions of the world, although there are many others that have tens of millions of adherents or more.  The United States has no official established religion, and instead since its founding has guaranteed its citizens the right to free choice and exercise of

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As we have previously reported, most recently on January 28, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.  Friedrichs challenged the right of public employee organizations in California to require public employees to pay “agency shop” fees.  An “agency shop” arrangement

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Retirement.jpgAssembly Bill 1028, which took effect on January 1, 2012,  amended certain provisions of the Public Employees’ Retirement Law (“PERL”)  pertaining to the limits on post-retirement employment.  Just recently, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) issued Circular Letter No. 200-002-12 clarifying the importance of AB 1028

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As of January 1, 2012, PERS retirees will have additional restrictions on their ability to work for PERS agencies.  While AB 1028 affects several different Government Code sections, it is garnering the greatest attention for its changes to Government Code sections 21221(h) and 21224; the two

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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

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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