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Update: Public Agencies Excluded from Paid Sick Leave/FMLA Reimbursement

As I noted yesterday, the House version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides for paid sick leave and FMLA. Under the bill, employers will receive a 100% tax credit against the employer portion of social security taxes in … Continue reading

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Key Points for Public Agencies

On March 14, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. A summary issued by the House can be found here. Here are some key elements of the bill that are relevant to public agencies: Emergency … Continue reading

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PERB Stakeholder Meeting on February 6, 2020

Just a reminder that PERB is hosting a stakeholder meeting this Thursday, February 6, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Case Processing Efficiency Initiative Recommendations related to the expedited case process and related to pro per … Continue reading

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How Accurate are BLS Statistics on Union Membership?

Earlier this week I did a post on the 2019 union membership statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the BLS, in 2019, 35.37% of all state and local employees were members of a union, while 38.68% … Continue reading

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New Labor Statistics Suggest Negligible Janus Effect

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released 2019 statistics for union representation and membership. In 2019, overall union membership in the United States stood at 10.3%, down a little from 10.5% in 2018. In the public sector, which includes … Continue reading

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