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The California Public Employment Relations Board Broadly Construes Protected Activity Under Educational Employment Relations Act
The Public Employment Relations Board ("PERB") in Crowell v. Berkeley Unified School District found the anti-retaliation provisions contained in the Educational Employment Relations Act ("EERA"), Cal. Gov. Code § 3540, et seq., to be broader than those of other public employment statutes because EERA specifically identifies the right to be represented by employee organizations for professional relationships, not simply employment relationships.
California Court of Appeal Holds the Six Month Time Limitation for Government Claims Was Extended When Parents of Molestation Victims Were Encouraged by District to Maintain Confidentiality During Investigation
In J.P. v. Carlsbad Unified School District, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District found that Carlsbad Unified School District ("District") could not assert that government claims were untimely when the District prevented the parents of molestation victims from filing their government claims. (J. P. v. Carlsbad Unified Sch. Dist., (Cal.Ct. App. 2014) No. D062912, 2014 WL 7012111.)
Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Documents in Response to a Public Records Act Request Converts the Document Into a Public Record
The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, delivered a sobering reminder to public agencies to carefully review documents produced in response to the Public Records Act (“PRA”) to avoid disclosure of documents protected by evidentiary privileges.
School District Labor and Employment Related Legislative and Regulatory Changes
This update of school district labor and employment related legislative changes is issued by Kronick as part of a series of Legal Alerts about new education related laws from this latest 2014 legislative session. All laws are effective January 1, 2015, unless otherwise stated.
Student Health & Safety and Discipline Related Legislative Changes
This update of student health & safety and discipline related legislative changes is issued by Kronick as part of a series of Legal Alerts about new education related laws from this latest 2014 legislative session. All laws are effective January 1, 2015, unless otherwise stated.