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New Appellate Court Case Reaffirms that School District’s Imposition of Developer Fees is Tied to the General Type of Construction, not the Particular Project

In a recent ruling, a California appellate court upheld a school district’s imposition of developer fees on a residential project oriented towards college students, rejecting the developer’s argument that the fees were improper because the project would allegedly generate no district students.

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New Amendments to Title 5 Regulations Impact How Community Colleges Must Process Unlawful Discrimination Complaints, Including Student Complaints of Sexual Misconduct

On September 18, 2020, amendments to title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (Title 5), which were previously adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, took effect.

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California Adopts Extensive New Requirements on Postsecondary Institutions to Address Sexual Harassment of Students

n September 29, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 493, requiring postsecondary institutions to take certain actions and implement certain procedures related to sexual harassment prevention and handling complaints of sexual harassment.

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Governor Signs Two Bills Affecting High School Students, Vetoes a Third

Three new pieces of legislation addressing rights and graduation requirements of high school students in California were recently proposed.

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New Law Clarifies That Paid Administrative Leave is Creditable for CalSTRS

The following Client News Brief provides an update regarding how paid administrative leave and other discretionary leaves granted by public school employers will be treated in the California Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

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Bullying Victims Granted Expanded Transfer Rights

Assembly Bill (AB) 1127 amended Education Code section 46600 to now require California school districts to approve intradistrict and interdistrict transfer requests by victims of an act of bullying.

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California Supreme Court Affirms, for the First Time, a Reduction of Public Pension Benefits without an Off-Set

The California Supreme Court recently upheld, for the first time, unilateral state reductions to pension calculations without a corresponding off-set for employees, despite the “California Rule.

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SB 1159 and AB 685: Governor Codifies Workers Compensation Presumption and Exposure Notice Requirements Related to COVID-19

As the pandemic has progressed, employers have been scrambling to keep up with the ever-evolving state and federal guidance and laws concerning COVID-19.

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New Regulations Regarding Uniform Complaint Procedures Took Effect July 1, 2020

On July 1, 2020, new regulations went into effect regarding Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) found at Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 4600 through 4670.

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