1. October 11, 2011

    Department Of Industrial Relations Discontinues Third Party Labor Compliance Program Approvals

    BY: Hugh Lee, Bryce Chastain

    Recently, the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) announced that, effective September 1, 2011, it “discontinue[d] separate approval of third party LCPs.”  A third party LCP is a DIR-approved provider of labor compliance services that provides those services, by contract, to an awarding body.  DIR is, in their own words, “ending the existing approval of private […] more

  2. October 11, 2011

    Community College Auxiliary Organizations, Educational Agency JPAs Now Subject to EERA

    BY: Aaron O'Donnell, Joshua Morrison

    On October 9, 2011, Governor Brown announced the signing of AB 501, subjecting community college auxiliary organizations and joint powers agencies comprised of educational agencies to the Educational Employment Relations Act (“EERA”).  These entities will now have the same obligations as school and community college districts and county offices of education in matters of labor […] more

  3. October 10, 2011

    Unexpected Veto of Student Fee Legislation (AB 165) Should Not Result in Reduced Vigilance

    BY: Mark Bresee

    On Saturday, October 8, 2011 Governor Brown vetoed AB 165, the student fee legislation that would have codified existing student fee restrictions and authorizations, added student fee monitoring to the existing Williams settlement accountability and oversight processes, and resolved the ACLU’s class action lawsuit against the state.  The veto was a surprise to most who […] more

  4. October 3, 2011

    Student Fee Legislation (AB 165) Highlights the Need for Districts to Examine Practices Now

    BY: Mark Bresee

    The implementation of the settlement of the ACLU’s student fee lawsuit has taken many unusual turns. The previous settlement is no longer in place, but the litigation has been put on hold pending the legislative process. AB 165, the legislation initially designed to implement the settlement, and which will still be the foundation for a […] more