The Public Employees’ Retirement Law (PERL) and State Teachers’ Retirement Law (STRL) provide defined benefit retirement plans administered by CalPERS or CalSTRS, respectively, for eligible employees of participating public agencies (“employers”). To fund these plans, public education agency employers report member compensation to either CalPERS or CalSTRS directly, or through their county offices of education.
School Administrator’s Sexually Explicit Craigslist Ad Costs Him His Job
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…
Recent Developments Regarding Layoffs: What’s New?
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
Superior Court Approves LAUSD Settlement Protecting Low-Seniority Teachers At 45 Struggling Schools
This guest post was authored by Mary Dowell and Meredith Karasch
The Los Angeles Superior Court recently approved a class action settlement that allows LAUSD, in a layoff, to skip teachers at 45 schools in order to prevent constitutional violations in the right of students to be provided with a minimum level of…