Labor and Collective Bargaining

A collective bargaining agreement is a legally binding document that defines many of the terms and conditions of the employee/employer relationship and can impact 80-85% of a district’s budget. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing our clients in collective bargaining and advising and defending against grievances and unfair practice charges.

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Management and Employment

A substantial part of our practice is advising our clients on management and employment issues, including employee discipline, hiring, layoffs and non-renewals, discrimination and harassment investigation and prevention, entitlement to leaves, reasonable accommodations and the interactive process.

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Governance and General Business Law

The attorneys at Erickson Law Firm routinely advise our clients on issues relating to the Brown Act, public records requests, conflicts of interest, budget and funding requirements, and responses to tort and contract claims. We also review and draft employment and service agreements, vendor contracts, cooperative agreements with other public entities, sponsorship agreements, and construction and facility contracts. Our attorneys further have experience litigating administrative and lawsuits through hearing, trial, and appeal.

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Student
Issues

As counsel for schools and community colleges, we advise and represent our clients in all matters of student issues, including confidentiality and FERPA, student discipline and expulsion, special education issues, interdistrict transfers, student rights, and student complaints and grievances.

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Facilities and Construction

Erickson Law Firm A.P.C. has provided advice to school and college districts regarding all aspects of the bidding and procurement process. The firm routinely provides guidance and advice to districts regarding the purchase of goods, services and property, bid protests, and the purchase, lease, sale and transfer of real property. We also have extensive experience reviewing and drafting all types of construction agreements, including the traditional design-bid-build agreements, the multi-purpose agreement, the construction management at risk agreement, the design-build agreement, and the lease-leaseback agreement.

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Legal Team

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Rex Randall Erickson

Attorney and Founder

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Arlene Milo

Attorney

An associate attorney and represents school districts, community college districts and university auxiliary organizations in all aspects, including litigation, investigations, and other matters relating to labor and employment and general education.

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Jennifer Cahalan

Attorney

An associate attorney and represents school districts, community college districts, charter schools and university auxiliary organizations in matters relating to collective bargaining and labor relations, management and employment, and general education matters.

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Angelique Arnold

Attorney

An associate attorney and represents school districts, community college districts, charter schools and university auxiliary organizations in matters relating to Affordable Care Act, labor relations, and general education matters.

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Daniel Lowe

Attorney

An associate attorney and represents school districts, community college districts, charter schools and university auxiliary organizations in matters relating to labor and employment, construction, education matters and general operations.

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Things to do in December – School Districts

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Important Administrative Things to do This Month for School Districts (This “to do list” is intended to provide a synopsis of a few of the tasks normally started or performed during this month.  The list is obviously...

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I have worked with Rex and found him to be very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. I give him an unqualified recommendation. -E. Paul Williams, Ret. Dean of Instruction Liberal Arts and Victory Valley College