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Supreme Court: Not Yet Time to Examine “California Rule” On Pensions

Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System et al. (State of California) (2019) Case No. S239958 (Issued on 3/4/19) Today the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the Cal Fire case. The issue was whether PEPRA unlawfully eliminated … Continue reading

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Gov. Newsom Makes First Appointment to PERB

In one of his first acts, Governor Newsom has appointed Lou Paulson to the Board of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).  Mr. Paulson is the immediate past President of the California Professional Fire Fighters association, the officially chartered state council … Continue reading

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Cal Fire Oral Argument Highlights

Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System et al. (State of California), S239958 The California Supreme Court held oral arguments in the Cal Fire case this morning.  Cal Fire is an “anti-spiking” pension case. The specific issue is … Continue reading

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PERB Issues 2017-18 Annual Report

PERB has released its annual report for fiscal year 2017-2018. (The report is available here.)  Here is my annual summary of the statistics in the report: Unfair Practice Charges 690 unfair practice charges (UPCs) were filed in fiscal year 2017-18. In … Continue reading

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PERB Advisory Committee Meeting on October 11, 2018

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has announced a meeting of its Advisory Committee for October 11, 2018 at 11 am.  The location will be at the PERB headquarters in Sacramento at 1031 18th Street, First Floor, Room 103, Sacramento, … Continue reading

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