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August 2021 Newsletter – Community College Districts

The California Fourth District Court of Appeals Provides Clarity to California Public Records Act Section 6255 (a) “Catch-All” Exemption In recent months, we have seen a massive surge in requests for “public records” from school districts across the state.  Responding to these requests can be burdensome and time consuming, but a clear understanding of the…

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August 2021 Newsletter – School Districts

The California Fourth District Court of Appeals Provides Clarity to California Public Records Act Section 6255 (a) “Catch-All” Exemption In recent months, we have seen a massive surge in requests for “public records” from school districts across the state.  Responding to these requests can be burdensome and time consuming, but a clear understanding of the…

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April 2021 Newsletter – School Districts

Bill Extends California’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law: Summary of New California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave – What District Employers Need to Know On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 95, which extends and expands employer requirements to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees impacted by COVID-19. As…

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February 2021 Newsletter – School Districts

Lower Threshold for “Immoral Conduct” and Public can Determine “Evident Unfitness for Service” The Court of Appeal recently decided a case on the dismissal of a counselor on grounds of “immoral conduct” and “evident unfitness for service” after she publicly criticized students on social media who boycotted school during a protest.  Crawford v. Commission on…

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September 2020 Newsletter – School Districts

Work from Where – The Long View on WFH Arrangements The phrases “SARS-CoV-2,” “coronavirus,” and “COVID-19” have been burned into our collective memory, but the development of an effective vaccine and diminishment of community transmission vectors means that at some point (probably/hopefully) California will hit Stage 1 on the resilience roadmap. Workers across the state…

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April 2020 Newsletter – School Districts

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the House Bill 748 (H.R. 748), entitled “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (or “CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the financial crisis our nation is experiencing as a result of the novel coronavirus,…

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January 2020 Newsletter – School Districts

Big Changes for Charter Schools Legal Compliance: Meetings, Records, and Conflicts of Interest Beginning January 1, 2020, non-profit public benefit corporations managing charter schools are required to comply with Brown Act open meeting requirements, California Public Records Act production requirements, and Government Code conflict of interest prohibitions for all charter school operations. On March 5,…

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November 2019 Newsletter – School Districts

Legislature Prohibits “Non-Rehire” Clauses in Settlement Agreements Beginning on January 1, 2020, all California employers will be barred from including “non-rehire” clauses in agreements that settle employment-related disputes. (Assembly Bill 749, 2019-2020). The stated motivation behind this new law was to prevent retaliation against employees who file employment-related claims either through the employer’s internal complaint…