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Digging Deeper Into Recent Affordable Care Act Topics: Guidance Employers Need To Know

May 2016 Number 28 If you thought you were finally getting a handle on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the influx of IRS guidance that came at the end of the 2015 calendar year...

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The Required Employer “Intent” Element in Disability Discrimination Claims Under FEHA

April 2016 Number 26 To prove a claim for disability discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employee must establish...

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California Supreme Court Refuses to Review Court of Appeal Decision Barring Parcel Tax Challenge Filed after Expiration of Period for Reverse Validation Action

April 2016 Number 22 The California Supreme Court recently denied a petition for review of the Court of Appeal's decision in...

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The Public Private Partnership (P3) Project Delivery Method: What Is It and Is It an Option for Your Project?

April 2016 Number 23 Local public agencies have several options when it comes to choosing a delivery method for a construction project.

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Governor Brown Signs Landmark Minimum Wage Legislation

April 2016 Number 21 On April 4, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 3 (SB 3), which amends California Labor Code section 1182.12 to increase California's minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2022.

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Two Cases Demonstrate the Reach of Government Code Section 1090: Criminal and Civil Penalties Await the Unwary Government Official

March 2016 Number 15 Two recent cases involving high profile public officials highlight the reach of Government Code section 1090. Government Code section 1090 prohibits conflicts of interest, self-dealing and corruption among public entity officials.

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

March 2016 Number 14 If a public agency accidentally discloses privileged attorney-client information when it responds to a Public Records Act request, does the agency

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The Department of Industrial Relations Suspends Electronic Submission of Certified Payroll Records by Contractors

March 2016 Number 13 The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently announced that it has temporarily suspended enforcement of its requirement that

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April 1 Deadline for Filing Form 700's

March 2016 Number 11 April 1 is the deadline for those holding "designated positions" under their agency's Conflict of Interest Code...

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