Upcoming Events

Panhandling & Prayer: Regulating Conduct Under Recent Case Law

9/4/2014
LOCC | Los Angeles
Meyers Nave Speaker: Margaret Rosequist

Panhandling regulations and legislative invocations - once considered a relatively settled area of constitutional law came under significant scrutiny as a result of the Due Process revolution of the 1960s. Since then, the Supreme Court has attempted to balance First Amendment protections and the government’s desire to achieve policy interests.

Required Ethics AB 1234 Compliance Training

9/30/2014
CSDA | Palm Springs
Meyers Nave Speaker: Krysten Hicks

This two-part training covers general ethics principles and state laws related to: personal financial gain by public servants; conflict of interest, bribery and nepotism; gift, travel and mass-mailing restrictions; honoraria; financial interest disclosure and competitive bidding; prohibitions on the use of public resources for personal or political purposes; the Political Reform Act; the Brown Act open meeting law and the California Public Records Act.

Board Member Compensation Rules: Salaries, Healthcare, PERS & Expense Reimbursements

9/30/2014
CSDA | Palm Springs
Meyers Nave Speaker: Krysten Hicks

This session will address compensation, health care, expense reimbursements and other perks of being a board member, including when it is necessary to report gifts and meals to the FPPC. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the limits on compensation, gifts and what perks a board member can accept and what perks may create conflicts or be impermissible.

How to Obtain, Engage and Effectively Use Your General and/or Special Counsel

10/2/2014
CSDA | Palm Springs
Meyers Nave Speakers: Richard Pio Roda, Jason Rosenberg

This presentation will discuss, through best practices, and examples, how special districts of all sizes can procure and maximize use of legal services to protect assets and achieve the district’s goals.

Board Member Compensation Rules: Salaries, Healthcare, PERS & Expense Reimbursements

11/18/2014
CSDA Leadership Academy | San Diego
Meyers Nave Speaker: Krysten Hicks

This session will address compensation, health care, expense reimbursements and other perks of being a board member, including when it is necessary to report gifts and meals to the FPPC. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the limits on compensation, gifts and what perks a board member can accept and what perks may create conflicts or be impermissible.

Reporting From The Front Lines: An Update On Statewide Vested Rights Litigation

11/19/2014
CALPELRA | Monterey
Meyers Nave Speakers: Anya J. Freedman, Arthur A. Hartinger

Join the lead counsel from landmark California cases for a discussion about ongoing vested rights litigation.  (Art Hartinger argued the REAOC case on behalf of the County of Orange in the California Supreme Court and twice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and served as lead counsel for the City of San Jose in the groundbreaking vested rights case tried in July 2013).  

Employee Discipline 101: Avoiding Common Pitfalls In The Process Of Taking Corrective Action

11/19/2014
CALPELRA | Monterey
Meyers Nave Speakers: Jesse Lad, Matthew C. Lewis

While the majority of public agencies provide due process rights to their employees, many of those agencies make mistakes that negatively impact on their ability to take appropriate corrective action in the face of misconduct and performance deficiencies. This interactive session presents challenging real-life scenarios while walking participants through a potential discipline issue from start to finish – from the time the issue is reported to the employee’s supervisor or HR department through the potential imposition of discipline.

Interplay Of Key Leave Laws: Navigating ADA, FMLA, FEHA, And Workers’ Compensation Law

11/19/2014
CALPELRA | Monterey
Meyers Nave Speakers: Edward L. Kreisberg, Jesse Lad

In this interactive session, you’ll learn a step-by-step method for navigating the various leave and disability laws, including the ADA, FMLA, FEHA, and workers’ compensation laws. You’ll also learn how to bring closure in the case of employees on extended leaves.

Bargaining Perspectives From A Union And Management Expert: What You Need To Know!

11/20/2014
CALPELRA | Monterey
Meyers Nave Speaker: Edward L. Kreisberg

This session features a leading union-side attorney and negotiator and a sought-after agency negotiator sharing their unique perspectives on negotiating during these challenging financial times. Both have negotiated, advised, arbitrated, and/or litigated pension and retiree health benefit issues, health changes, and implementation of layoffs and furloughs, and will discuss the realities in working out deals on these and other hot labor issues when money is tight.