California Municipal Law Blog

Court of Appeals Holds MMBA Fact-finding Applies to all Impasses, not Just Those Concerning MOUs

by on March 31, 2016

posted in Employment Law, Recent Court Decisions, Unions,

The Fourth District Court of Appeals issued two decisions yesterday that held that fact-finding under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (“MMBA”) applies to all impasses between exclusive representatives and MMBA public agencies such as cities, counties, and special districts.  The results in these cases means that when impasse is reached in negotiations involving a city, county or special district with an exclusive representative employee organization, and that dispute involves subject matters within the scope of representation, the public agencies could be forced to engage in non-binding ... Continue Reading

tags: AB 646, Fact-finding, MOUs, PERB,

PERB Releases 2015 Annual Report

by on November 4, 2015

posted in Employment Law,

The California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has issued their annual report for 2014-15. PERB’s report details the activities of the Board during the preceding year regarding public agency labor relations work among other issues handled by the Board. This year saw the reappointment of Board member Eric Banks, and the appointment of new Board Member Mark Gregersen.  The 74 Board Decisions issued in 2014-15 are down from 87 in 2013-14, however, moving forward into next year, the Board will be fully constituted, while it was one member short for most of 2014-15.  ... Continue Reading

tags: Annual Report, factfinding, mmba, PERB, representation cases, unfair practices,

Case to Watch: Sonoma County Superior Court v. PERB

by on April 15, 2015

posted in Disability, Employment Law,

A judicial appeal is pending from a recent decision of the Public Employment Relations Board in SEIU 1020 v. Sonoma County Superior Court, PERB Decision No. 2409-C.  The case involves a decision by the Superior Court (as the employer) that employees do not have a right to representation in the interactive process in which requests for accommodations and consideration of the reasonableness of those requests are considered by the Agency.  ... Continue Reading

tags: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Interactive Process, PERB, Reasonable Accomodation, Right to Representation, Weingarten Rights,

California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Releases Annual Report

by on November 21, 2014

posted in Employment Law,

The California Public Employment Relations Board recently released their annual report for 2013-14. PERB is the regulatory agency with authority over public sector labor and employment relations within the State of California, including those of Cities, Counties and Special Districts forming a significant portion of our clients. Some interesting and informative statistics are contained in each annual report regarding filings with PERB and PERB decisions.  ... Continue Reading

tags: Annual Report, employment law, labor relations, PERB,