Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
Can a public official block someone from an official social media account for posting critical comments? As public officials increasingly use social media as their primary form for communication, we are increasingly asked this question. Our answer: no. A decision last week by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirms our advice. In Garnier v. ... read more
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021
Effective January 1, 2022, permanent classified employees, as well as classified employees about to attain permanent status, have the right to challenge a threatened layoff through a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, and can only be laid off if there is cause.  This places permanent classified employees on an equal footing with ... read more
Monday, Oct. 11, 2021
California requires medical school graduates to complete one year of a physician residency program to obtain a medical license. In 1986, the California Supreme Court held that physician interns and residents employed in residency programs at state university hospitals are employees within the meaning of the Higher Education Employer-Employee ... read more
Friday, May. 7, 2021
In the case of Sacramento City Teachers Association v. Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Trustees, (2021) the Sacramento Superior Court denied the issuance of a Writ of Mandate but found a Brown Act violation when it ruled that, "the District violated Section 54957 when it discussed the "release" of multiple administrators in closed ... read more
Thursday, May. 6, 2021
In July of 2020 LCP obtained a Judgment in Superior Court granting a Petition for Writ of Mandate in part against CalPERS.  In the case of Fernandez v. California Public Employees' Retirement System, the Court found that that CalPERS had abused its discretion when it applied an unwritten rule to reduce the payrate of a former Superintendent to ... read more
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020
Langenkamp, Curtis & Price successfully obtained a Superior Court Judgment and Writ in July, 2020 against the Sacramento City Unified School District on behalf of the Sacramento City Teachers Association.  The Judgment and Writ orders the District to reinstate 4 Child Development Teachers whom the District laid off out of seniority order in ... read more
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
Senate Bill 1300 signed into law on September 30, 2018, effective January 1, 2019, expands an employers’ responsibility for illegal harassment by nonemployees, such as customers or students.  Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it is unlawful for an employer to engage in harassment of an employee or other specified person ... read more
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