Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
SB 1123 signed into law on September 27, 2018, expands the scope of the Family Temporary Disability Insurance Program.  Under current state law, Paid Family Leave (within the Family Temporary Disability Insurance Program) provides benefits, including up to six weeks of wage replacement benefits, to individuals who take time off of work to care for… read more
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018
  AB 2291 signed into law on September 18, 2018 will add Education Code section 234.4 to the Education Code and require schools to adopt procedures, on or before December 31, 2019, for preventing acts of bullying and cyber bullying. In addition, the Department of Education is currently tasked with providing an online training module to assist… read more
Monday, Jul. 23, 2018
On April 26, 2018, the Third District Court of Appeal issued the decision in Glaviano v. Sacramento City Unified School District overturning the refusal of the Sacramento Superior Court to issue attorneys fees at fair market value to a teacher whom Langenkamp, Curtis & Price had successfully defended in a dismissal hearing.  The Sacramento… read more
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
AB 670 signed into law on September 15, 2017 deletes the exemption that exempts part-time playground employees from designation into classified service. Section 45103 of the Education Code no longer carves out an exemption for part-time playground employees. As a result, these employees are now part of classified service. This means part-time… read more
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
California Senate Bill 550 creates new rights for public school employee unions when pursuing employment disputes with public school employers. Section 3543.8 of the Government Code now authorizes employee organizations to obtain post-offer attorneys fees when the following actions occur: (1)          The employee organization offers to settle a… read more
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
California signed the Gender Recognition Act into law, becoming the first state to officially recognize a third gender category for official state documents.  Previously, a person could seek to obtain a change of gender on a birth certificate only after undergoing medical treatment for the purpose of gender transition.  The new law, passed by the… read more
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
On October 13, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1651, adding section 87623 to the California Education Code, effective immediately.  This law requires a community college to provide an academic employee with written notification of the general nature of misconduct allegations against him or her at least two business days… read more
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 63, extending provisions of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) governing parental leave to workplaces of 20 or more employees.  Previously the parental leave provisions of the CFRA only applied to employers of 50 or more employees.  The parental leave provisions of the CFRA require an employer… read more
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
With the passage of Assembly Bill 2393, the California Legislature removed the 1250 hour work year requirement for teachers seeking to be paid differential pay (the difference between a teacher's regular salary and the salary of the substitute hired to replace that teacher) during that teacher's 12 weeks of California Family Rights Act leave.  The… read more
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
With the passage and signing of Assembly Bill 1732, the California Legislature and Governor Brown mandated that by March 1, 2017, all single user public and business restrooms in California must be designated as all-gender restrooms.  For more information, click here:… read more