Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. September 2018, Volume 32, No. 5

Public Sector Case Notes

By Scott Tiedemann and Dalisai Nisperos

Scott Tiedemann is the Managing Partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, California’s largest public sector labor, employment and education law firm. He is the author of the CPER Pocket Guide to the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights, as well as a chapter on that topic in California Public Sector Employment Law. Dalisai Nisperos is an Associate in the San Francisco Office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. She represents and advises public sector agencies in all aspects of labor, employment, and education law. Ms. Nisperos earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Senate Bill 866

Immediately after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME,1 (discussed elsewhere in this issue), Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 866, as urgency legislation that applies to all public employers in California effective June 27, 2018. Among other things, S.B. 866 amends the Government Code and creates new state law regulating: organization membership dues and membership-related fees; employer communications with employees about their rights to join or support, or refrain from joining or supporting unions; and union access to employee orientations, by making such orientations confidential.

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