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The Affordable Care Act "Employer Mandate": Are you Prepared for 2015?

December 2014 Number 92 In 2015, the "employer mandate" of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect.

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Recent Fines for Failure to Disclose Gifts on Form 700 Serve as a Reminder to Public Officials

November 2014 Number 88 The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for administering and enforcing

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Legislature Expands What Community Colleges Can Charge for Use of Their Facilities

October 2014 Number 81 Until recently, community college districts have not been permitted to charge organizations a share of the costs associated with

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New Laws Seek to Improve College Safety

October 2014 Number 80 The Governor recently signed three bills addressing campus or student safety at higher education institutions.

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New Compensation Disclosure Requirements for School and Special Districts Under Assembly Bill 2040

October 2014 Number 76 The Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2040, which amends Government Code sections 12463 and 53892 to mandate disclosure of

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Baccalaureate Degrees Soon to Be Available at Select California Community Colleges

October 2014 Number 75 In late September 2014, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 850, granting California community colleges the authority to award certain baccalaureate degrees.

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The Ninth Circuit Provides Test for Determining Whether Schools Effectively Accommodate the Interests and Abilities of Members of Both Genders in Athletic Programs

October 2014 Number 74 A federal appeals court has held that a California school district violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

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AB 2053 Requires "Abusive Conduct Prevention" Component be Added to Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors

September 2014 Number 69 Assembly Bill (AB) 2053 amends Government Code section 12950.1 effective January 1, 2015 to require that abusive conduct

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AB 1443 Extends Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Protections to Unpaid Interns and Volunteers

September 2014 Number 68 Legal protections against discrimination and harassment got a little broader this year. Government Code section 12940

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