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New Law Limits Government Searches of Cell Phones and Other Devices

December 2015 Number 82 According to its author, SB 178 was introduced to update existing laws to protect privacy and free speech in the digital age by

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Implementation of the Cadillac Tax has been Delayed, and the IRS Provides New Guidance Related to the Affordable Care Act

December 2015 The President signed the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act on Friday, December 18, 2015.

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California Supreme Court Extends the Scope of Design Immunity

December 2015 Number 81 In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that extends the scope of design immunity for public agencies.

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Under the Public Records Act, Local Agencies Are Now Required to Create and Maintain a Catalog of Enterprise Systems

December 2015 Number 78 On October 11, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 272

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New Statutes Affect Local Agency Public Works Projects

November 2015 Number 72 New legislation will impact public works projects for local public agencies, including cities, school districts, and counties.

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New Changes to Paid Sick Leave Law Effective Immediately

August 2015 Number 49 On July 13, 2015, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 304 into law, which clarifies the provisions of the Healthy Workplaces

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California Appellate Court Holds That Closed Session Agenda Language Substantially Complies with the Brown Act Despite Errors in Agenda Item

August 2015 Number 47 In Castaic Lake Water Agency v. Newhall County Water District, et al. (Castaic) (June 26, 2015) 2015 Cal. App. Lexis 641, the court

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Employee's Inability to Work Under a Particular Supervisor is Not a Disability Under FEHA

August 2015 Number 43 The California Court of Appeal recently held that an employee's inability to work with her supervisor due to

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California Court of Appeal Holds Attorney-Client Privilege Not Waived by Public Agency's Accidental Disclosure of Privileged Communications in Response to a Public Records Act Request

August 2015 Number 42 In a decision impacting public agencies across the state, the California Court of Appeal held that a school district did not waive

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