201801.02
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January 2018 Newsletter – Community College Districts

Changes to Involuntary Paid Leaves for Community College Faculty California community college academic employees just got a due-process boost. A recently signed law has expanded the principles in the landmark Skelly case, which provided public employees notice and an opportunity to respond to allegations against them. (Skelly v. State Personnel Board (1975) 15 Cal.3d 194.)…

201801.02
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January 2018 Newsletter – School Districts

New Standards for Accommodation of Children with Disabilities under the IDEA and ADA Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), public schools are required to provide children with free appropriate public education. To accomplish that, schools put together a group of school officials, teachers and parents to create an individualized education program for each…

201712.04
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December 2017 Newsletter – Community College Districts

For Denial of Tenure Discrimination Cases, When the Statute of Limitations Begins to Run Differs in California State Court from Federal Court California patterned the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act’s Title VII.  Both statutes are designed to prevent employment discrimination.  However, the two statutes are not always…

201711.01
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November 2017 Newsletter – Community College Districts

Asking Salary History is now Off-Limits when Hiring There already exist laws banning certain employment practices. For example, under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Govt. Code §§ 12900 et seq.) an employer cannot discriminate on the basis of factors including, but not limited to, race, religion, national origin and sex. A recently signed…

201710.02
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October 2017 Newsletter – Community College Districts

Travelling Time and the Law It is fairly common that educational institutions send hourly workers to attend training off campus.  However, the issue arises regarding how to account for the time travelling to and from the training.  According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the time spent at a…

201709.01
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September 2017 Newsletter – Community College Districts

Public Employers, the Union and New Hires A recently signed law has two requirements affecting public employers, including educators. Specifically, Government Code Sections 3555 through 3559 which require an employer to give a union’s exclusive representative access to the employer’s new hire orientations. Also, the employer must provide to the union certain job-related, as well…

201709.01
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September 2017 Newsletter – School Districts

Public Employers, the Union and New Hires A recently signed law has two requirements affecting public employers, including educators. Specifically, Government Code Sections 3555 through 3559 which require an employer to give a union’s exclusive representative access to the employer’s new hire orientations. Also, the employer must provide to the union certain job-related, as well…