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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…

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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…

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June 2017 Newsletter – Community College Districts

New Regulations Limit Use of Criminal Background Information in Hiring and Continued Employment The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC), the agency regulating employment and housing discrimination, recently published new regulations on use of criminal history in employment decisions scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2017. The new regulations prohibit California employers…

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June 2017 Newsletter – School Districts

New Regulations Limit Use of Criminal Background Information in Hiring and Continued Employment The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC), the agency regulating employment and housing discrimination, recently published new regulations on use of criminal history in employment decisions scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2017. The new regulations prohibit California employers…

201705.09
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Special Department of Fair Employment and Housing Update

The DFEH just released a guide for California employers regarding their obligation to take reasonable steps to prevent, investigate, and correct workplace harassment. DFEH Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers This publication was prepared solely for information purposes and should not be construed to be legal advice. If you would like further information on this…

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May 2017 Newsletter – Community College Districts

PERB Allows Pre-Hearing Motions to Dismiss Under Limited Circumstances In the recent case before the Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”), Felicijan v. Santa Ana Unified School District (2017) PERB Decision No. 2514, the PERB examined the circumstances under which an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) could dismiss a case prior to hearing. In this case, in…

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May 2017 Newsletter – School Districts

PERB Allows Pre-Hearing Motions to Dismiss Under Limited Circumstances In the recent case before the Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”), Felicijan v. Santa Ana Unified School District (2017) PERB Decision No. 2514, the PERB examined the circumstances under which an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) could dismiss a case prior to hearing.  In this case, in…

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February 2017 Newsletter – Community College Districts

Court of Appeal Reviews Reasonable Fees for Public Records Requests A recent Appellate Court opinion helps clarify what fees are reasonable with respect to public records requests. In California Public Records Research Inc. v. County of Yolo (2016 Cal.App Lexis 867), the Third District Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal on summary judgment of claims…