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Employees’ Representation Rights Now Expand Beyond Oral Interviews

January 2019
Number 6

Three recent decisions by the Public Employment Relation Board (PERB) have expanded or highlighted employees’ rights to union representation when employees are asked to prepare a written statement or are searched unclothed. 883 more words

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Best Practices for New Employment Law Clients

Post Authored by Max Barack

It is an exciting development when a young lawyer brings in their first client. But bringing in the client is only the beginning step. 1,365 more words

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PERB Admonishes School District for Blanket Prohibitions on Distributing Union Literature

December 2018
Number 87

On October 22, 2018, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) upheld an administrative law judge (ALJ) decision finding that the Petaluma City Elementary School District/Joint Union High School District (“District”) interfered with employee and organizational rights by: (1) directing employees not to distribute literature “of a political or union nature” on District property, including during non-work time and in on-work areas; and (2) directing employees not to distribute any pamphlets “during the workday” without regard to breaks or other non-work time during the day. 804 more words

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#MeToo Movement Leads to Increased Harassment Prevention Training and Related Requirements for California Employers

December 2018
Number 86

Effective January 1, 2019, California employers, including public agencies, will be required to comply with new requirements aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace as a result of the #MeToo movement that began in 2017. 823 more words

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Legislature Further Limits the Ability to Consider Expunged, Dismissed, or Sealed Convictions in Hiring Decisions

December 2018
Number 84

Senate Bill (SB) 1412, which takes effect on January 1, 2019, builds on prior law limiting consideration of expunged, dismissed, or sealed convictions in hiring decisions. 697 more words

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Deadline Looming for School Districts to Opt into the Classified Summer Assistance Program

November 2018
Number 80

The 2018 education omnibus trailer bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 1808, was approved by Governor Jerry Brown this summer. Among other things, the bill creates the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program for the 2019-2020 school year. 682 more words

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Villanueva highlights constitutional mandate giving preferential treatment to Filipino workers

Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development chairperson Joel Villanueva  on Monday, November 26, 2018 during the senate labor panel public hearing probing the infllux of Chinese workers in the country and the plight of OFWs in Denmark.   654 more words
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