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Meet-and-Confer Requirement Does Not Apply to Pension Reform Measure Placed on Ballot through Voter Initiative Process

In Boling v. Public Employment Relations Board (Apr. 11, 2017, D069626) ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Boling), the Fourth District Court of Appeal invalidated a decision by the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) holding that a city council violated the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) by placing a voter initiative to amend the city's charter on the ballot without first meeting and conferring with the unions representing affected city employees....

Public Records Act Trends

The Public Records Act and the importance of established policies, clear practices and working closely with an attorney to ensure protocols are in place when PRA requests come.

Digging Deeper into Recent Affordable Care Act Topics

If you thought you were finally getting a handle on the Affordable Care Act, the influx of IRS guidance that came at the end of the 2015 calendar year probably reopened some old wounds.

Title IX and Sports Equity

Attorney Michael Smith discusses Title IX and sports equity in California schools.