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  • Supreme Court Rules that Charter Cities may not have to pay Prevailing WagesJuly 3, 2012On Monday, July 2, 2012, the California Supreme Court clarified that Charter Cities may exempt themselves from paying prevailing wages on public works projects where the projects are funded with local dollars.  The long anticipated case, State Building and Constructions Trades Council of California, AFL-CIO v. City of Vista, held that the ordinances of charter cities supersede state law ... read more

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  • Court of Appeal Holds that Personnel Investigation Report is Subject to DisclosureFebruary 2, 2012Marken v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District On January 24, 2012, the Court of Appeal ruled that a report of a personnel investigation was subject to public disclosure. In Marken, the Court ruled that, under the California Public Records Act (CPRA), public interest in disclosure of a report of a personnel investigation finding a teacher had violated ... read more