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Governor Extends Factfinding Deadlines

On May 7, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-63-20 which extended the timelines of various statutes and regulations. With respect to PERB, the order “extended for a period of 60 days” the deadlines to request factfinding under the MMBA … Continue reading

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The Emergency Exception to Bargaining

General PERB Rule: The Calexico Emergency Exception Given the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about whether there is an “emergency” exception to the duty to bargain over changes within the scope of representation. Yes, there is; it … Continue reading

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Updates

Effective Date of FFCRA: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) states that the law is effective no later than 15 days after enactment, which would be April 2, 2020. However, the Department of Labor (DOL) has apparently declared the … Continue reading

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New Paid Sick Leave: Is It In Addition to Existing Accruals?

Here is the biggest question in my mind about the newly enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Can the required 2 weeks of paid sick leave be met with the employee’s existing accruals or is the 2 weeks in addition … Continue reading

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President Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18th, the Senate passed H.R 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, on a 90-8 vote. That evening the President signed the act into law. According to the provisions of H.R. 6201, the law takes effect “not later … Continue reading

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