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California Adds “Nonbinary” Gender Option to Identification Documents, Impacting All Public Entities

March 2018
Number 13

On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 179, known as the “Gender Recognition Act,” which adds a “nonbinary” gender option to state driver’s licenses, identification cards, and birth certificates. 442 more words

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When Politics and Walkouts Come to the Workplace: Considerations for Teachers, Superintendents, and Governing Boards

March 2018
Number 8

The February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has inspired a groundswell of political activism at K-12 schools across the country. 952 more words

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School District Policy Prohibiting Active Strikers from Entering School Grounds Violated the First Amendment

February 2018
Number 6

A public school district’s policies prohibiting picketing and the display of signs and banners on District property violated the free speech rights of picketers and their supporters, the Ninth Circuit has ruled. 552 more words

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Retiree Work Hour Limitation Suspended for Fire and Mudslide Response Work

February 2018
Number 4

Governor Jerry Brown has suspended the 960-hour per year work hour limit for retired annuitants who assist California counties battling fires and mudslides. 565 more words

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EIGHTH CIRCUIT HOLDS “ELABORATING” ON REASONS FOR FIRING EMPLOYEES NOT EVIDENCE OF PRETEXT IN BIAS SUITS

In Rooney v. Rock-Tenn Converting Company, No. 16-3631, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 494 (8th Cir. Jan. 9, 2018), the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified that when explaining its reasons for termination during litigation under the… 1,089 more words

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Conn Maciel Carey Opens Chicago Office with Prominent OSHA and Labor Lawyers Aaron Gelb and Mark Trapp

Washington, D.C.-based OSHA and Labor & Employment law firm Conn Maciel Carey LLP is pleased to announce the launch of a Midwest Office in Chicago, IL and the addition of two prominent Chicago attorneys – … 706 more words

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Opioid Testing Now Required for Employees in Safety-Sensitive Transportation Positions

December 2017
Number 86

Effective January 1, 2018, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) will require safety-sensitive transportation employees, such as county, city, and school district bus drivers, to be tested for prescription opioids in an effort to tackle opioid abuse. 490 more words

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