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Proposition 64: Legal and Practical Considerations

On November 8, 2016, California voters passed the "Control, Regulation and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act" ("Prop. 64"), legalizing recreational marijuana use for those 21 years old and older.

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Labor and Employment Legislative Update, Part Two

Governor Jerry Brown considered several bills this legislative season that impact the rights of public employees and their employers.

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Labor and Employment Legislative Update, Part One

Governor Jerry Brown considered several bills this legislative season that impact the rights of public employees and their employers.

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Partial Pay for Baby Bonding Leave Extended to Classified and Community College Employees

On September 30, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2393, which extends the rights afforded under AB 375 to classified employees of school and community college districts and community college academic positions. This bill also clarifies baby bonding leave rights for certificated employees provided under AB 375. The law becomes effective on January 1, 2017.

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Court Rules School Districts not required to Use Standardized Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

A California trial court has ruled that the Stull Act does not require school districts to use the results of standardized test scores in teacher evaluations.

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California Supreme Court Rules That Retirement is a Form of Quitting Under the Labor Code

October 2016 Number 71 The California Supreme Court has ruled that retirement is a form of quitting under the prompt payment protections in California's Labor Code.

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Gotta Catch 'Em All: Spotting the Issues Augmented Reality Games Raise for Public Agencies

September 2016 Number 59 Released in July 2016, Pokémon Go is a technological and gaming sensation that swept across the country, where players use their mobile devices to locate Pokémon (virtual creatures) in the real world.

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PERB Holds District's Delay in Responding to Union Information Request, Policy Banning Distribution of Union Materials in the Workplace May Violate the EERA

September 2016 Number 60 The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) recently held that an employee union could bring claims alleging violations of the

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Governor Signs Bill Requiring Local Legislative Bodies to Provide Oral Summary of Compensation Recommendations for Local Agency Executives

September 2016 Number 58 Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1436, which impacts the process for approving the compensation of a local agency executive.

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