Publications

Publications

Publications

February 2018

Charter Schools Must Obtain Approval of Additional School Sites through a Material Revision, Not Renewal, of their Charter

John R. Yeh

Charter schools seeking approval of additional school sites must do so through a material revision of their charter, and not through the charter renewal process, a California Court of Appeal has ruled.

February 2018

Is Your Harassment Prevention Training Legally Compliant?

The Burke Beat

Traci I. Park, Kelly A. Trainer, Meaghan A. Snyder

February 2018

Three Keys to Preventing Workplace Harassment: Training, Leadership and Accountability

California Special District Magazine

Traci I. Park, Kelly A. Trainer

2017

Brown Act Compliance Manual for Special Districts

California Special Districts Association

Donald M. Davis

This manual provides special districts with guidelines and tips for complying with the various meeting agenda, notice, public participation, and public reporting requirements of the Brown Act.

December 14, 2017

New Bill Reflects California’s Desire to Change Outdated Workplace Norms

Lauren T. Krapf

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn’t a novel issue.  But in conjunction with the fall of Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the #metoo movement, researchers are finding out just how much it happens. Everywhere.

November 2017

2018 Brings New Restrictions on Public Employers' Inquiries Into Salary History and Conviction History

Katy A. Suttorp, Kelly A. Trainer

Last month, Governor Brown signed two pieces of legislation, which involve changes to the types of information employers may seek from applicants in the hiring process, and when certain information may be considered in the hiring decision.  We offer a brief overview of both bills and identify recommended steps for public employers to consider now in preparation for hiring after January 1, 2018.

August 2017

A Police Officer's Appeal Rights

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Lillian Kae Yoo

Prior to the issuance of any disciplinary action, police officers must be given a second bite of the proverbial apple.

August 2017

Arias v. Raimondo: Ninth Circuit Says Attorney Can Be on the Hook for Retaliation

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman

Any adverse action taken by the attorney on behalf of his/her employer client may potentially form the basis for an employee retaliation suit under the FLSA.

August 2017

Valley Fever Case Affirms that Inmates Cannot Bring Bane Act Claims Against the State

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Kristina Doan Gruenberg

Court of Appeal says that Bane Act claims do not trump immunities that the state has against inmate claims.

July 2017

Body Camera Updates: Proposed Legislation and Pay-Per-View Hype

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Nathan A. Oyster

The Legislature Tries Again:  Will California Law Require Disclosure of Officer-Involved Shooting Videos?

July 2017

What You Say Online Can and Will Be Used Against You

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liaiblity Update

Kelly A. Trainer, Traci I. Park

June 2017

Double Trouble? Making Plaintiffs Pay for Duplicative Lawsuits

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Kristina Doan Gruenberg

June 2017

Four Thoughts on County of Los Angeles v. Mendez

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Nathan A. Oyster

June 2017

No Take Backs: What Happens When an Employee Rescinds a Resignation?

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Mitchell A. Wrosch

June 2017

USERRA Rights and Obligations: Traps for the Unwary Employer

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liaiblity Update

Susan E. Coleman, Brian I. Hamblet

May 2017

Can a Police Officer be Fired for NOT Shooting?

On the Burke Beat - Law Enforcement Liability Update

Nathan A. Oyster

Learn about the fatal officer-involved shooting of an African-American man in a West Virginia town and what happened to the first officer on scene, who did not fire his gun.