California Municipal Law Blog

Legislature Amends Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

by on July 14, 2015

posted in Employee Benefits, Sick Leave,

Governor Brown, on July 13 signed AB 304 into law thereby amending the Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act (the California Paid Sick Leave law).  The changes address needed clarifications in the original text of the law and implement some significant changes.  These are immediately effective as the law contains an urgency clause. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act requires employers to provide a limited amount of paid sick leave for most employees in California.  Our earlier post that provides details of the original Act can be read here.  ... Continue Reading

tags: ab 304, healthy workplaces healthy families act, PEPRA, public employment retirement law, Sick Leave,

Court Holds New Pension Formulas Do Not Constitutionally Impair Existing MOUs

by on January 24, 2015

posted in Employee Benefits, Recent Court Decisions, Retirement,

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, recently held, in Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County v. County of San Diego, that the implementation of new defined benefit formula provisions for “new members” does not impermissibly impair agreements with employee groups where the pre-existing agreements contain conflicting terms.  ... Continue Reading

tags: CalPERS, MOUs, PEPRA, retirement benefits,