There was a collective sigh of relief from employers and school districts alike this week when a California Court of Appeal overturned a personnel commission’s decision to reinstate a middle school administrator after he posted a pornographic and obscene ad on the popular Craigslist website soliciting (free) sex.

Frank Lampedusa was a tenured dean of

Two recent developments in California law involving the layoff of public employees have raised questions:

  • First, the California Supreme Court decided that public employers are not required to negotiate with their employees’ unions about the decision to lay off employees.
  • Second, a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles approved the settlement of a lawsuit between