Steve Nunes is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Monterey office. Mr. Nunes assists clients with issues related to Labor and Employment and Students aspects of public agency law.
Prior to working at Lozano Smith, Mr. Nunes worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable M. Elaine Hammond at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. There, he advised the judge on state and federal legal issues arising in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings. He also counseled the judge regarding dispute resolution strategies in judicial mediations.
Mr. Nunes earned his J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, and a B.A. in Sociology from University of California – Los Angeles.
California employers with 25 or more employees must now inform their employees in writing about the legal rights of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims. Employers, including public agencies, must provide this information using the form prepared by the California Labor Commissioner or in a notice that is substantially similar to the Labor Commissioner's form in content and clarity. The form must be provided to new employees upon hire and to other empl...
Proposed amendments to the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) creditable compensation regulations would allow employers to establish a class of employees based upon employment in a program established under a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The proposed amendments modify the CalSTRS creditable compensation regulations that came into effect on January 1, 2015.
CalSTRS member benefits are based in part on the "creditable compensation" ...
In Boling v. Public Employment Relations Board (Apr. 11, 2017, D069626) ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Boling), the Fourth District Court of Appeal invalidated a decision by the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) holding that a city council violated the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) by placing a voter initiative to amend the city's charter on the ballot without first meeting and conferring with the unions representing affected city employees. In doing so, the court rejec...
In September 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 415. SB 415, which becomes operative on January 1, 2018, prohibits political subdivisions from holding odd-year regular elections if a prior odd-year election resulted in a "significant decrease in voter turnout," as defined by statute. The new law reflects a policy of encouraging election consolidations to defray election costs and encourage voter participation. It applies only to regular elec...
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed three Assembly bills related to student health emergency preparedness and response in school districts and charter schools.
Assembly Bill (AB) 1719 requires any school district or charter school whose graduation requirements include a health education course to include compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction. AB 1748 authorizes school districts, county offices of education and charter schools to obtain...