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New Law Clarifies Limits on Employer Use of Applicant Salary History

A new law clarifies recently enacted rules prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.

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Lawmakers Declare April 10 Dolores Huerta Day

The Legislature has declared that April 10 is Dolores Huerta Day. Assembly Bill (AB) 2644, which dedicates the day to the activist and labor leader, becomes effective January 1, 2019.

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School Surveillance Video May be a Student Record, Triggering FERPA Obligations

School surveillance video can be considered a student record under certain circumstances, triggering a school district's obligation under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow parents to view it.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Legislative Prayer Exception Does Not Apply to School Board Meetings

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal district court ruling that school-sponsored prayer, Bible readings and proselytizing at school board meetings are unconstitutional.

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Records Requesters May Recover Attorney Fees in Reverse-CPRA Actions

The stakes of asking a court to halt the disclosure of documents sought under a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request just got higher for private parties.

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PERB Reaffirms Importance of Meeting and Conferring with Unions

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) recently reaffirmed the importance of meeting and conferring with unions regarding information requests.

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Legislature Stops Local Agencies from Limiting the Presentation of Childhood Sexual Abuse Claims

In response to a recent state court case, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 1053 to explicitly prohibit local agencies from adopting local claim procedures that limit the presentation of childhood sexual abuse claims.

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Assembly Bill 6: A Cure for AB 195, But Too Late?

As previously reported, effective January 1, 2018, Assembly Bill (AB) 195 requires summary statements for all local ballot measures that impose or raise a tax to include the amount of money the tax will raise annually and the rate and duration of the tax to be levied.

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Lawmakers Extend Limits on Disruption and Defiance Discipline, Expand Use of Uniform Complaint Procedures

State lawmakers have indefinitely extended previously approved limits on disciplining students for defiance and disruption and have expanded the list of issues that may be addressed through the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP).

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