CSBA Legal Update: Life After Janus v. AFSCME
School districts and county offices of education have been faced with a number of issues, requests, and questions stemming from the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME and the related laws passed by the California Legislature. In this installment of Legal Update, we address “Life After Janus”—how the Court’s decision and the recent legislation have created new restrictions and left open questions for school districts and county offices of education.
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Public Records Act Trends
Harold Freiman, Partner in Lozano Smith’s Walnut Creek office, breaks down the hot topics related to the Public Records Act, and discusses the importance of established policies, very clear practices and working closely with an attorney to make sure protocols are in place when PRA requests come. Specifically, so that errors are not made, thought must be given to how text messages and emails are treated and advanced discussion should take place before your entity is taken on by a lawsuit that often follows PRA requests.