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Bid Threshold For School District Purchases Raised For 2016; Similar Increase For Community Colleges Expected

December 2015 Number 83 According to the California Department of Education Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services, the bid threshold, pursuant to

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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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School and Community College Districts Must Negotiate Calendar Changes and Generally May Not Rely Upon Operational Necessity As a Defense

November 2015 Number 69 Serving the public is the main business of public agencies, and school and college districts must publish a reliable and predictable schedule

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PERB Addresses Claim That an Association Attempted to Cause an Employer to Violate the EERA

November 2015 Number 65 In Santa Maria Joint Union High School District v. Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Faculty Association

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PERB Further Expands Employee Rights to Union Representation

November 2015 Number 66 The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) recently held that a public school employer violated the Educational Employment

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