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  • How to Lead Without Breaking the RulesDecember 15, 2014What is required of proper governance for a school board member? We will look at the ”gray” area with the objective of clarifying those trickier concerns, from recent case law—notably City of San Jose v. Superior Court, the Appellate Court Decision on the Public Records Act and personal devices—to how to respond to sensitive privacy issues when serious allegations are made against an employee. At ... read more
  • Bargaining Perspectives From A Union And Management Expert: What You Need To Know!November 20, 2014This 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 ... read more
  • Lessons Learned from the Year’s Biggest Employment VerdictsNovember 19, 2014This webinar provides a round-up of the biggest employment verdicts of 2014, with an emphasis on verdicts involving public sector employers.  2014 saw a number of verdicts involving claims of individual plaintiffs in excess of $1 million, including employees of state, county, and local public entities.  These, along with a number of defense verdicts, provide a goldmine of information regarding the key issues that motivate ... read more
  • Employee Discipline 101: Avoiding Common Pitfalls In The Process Of Taking Corrective ActionNovember 19, 2014While 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 ... read more
  • Bid Protests and the Impact of Recent LegislationNovember 6, 2014An informative session during the 18th Annual Public Works Conference that will cover the handling of bid protests, including the impact of recent legislation.
  • Labor & Employment Legislative UpdateOctober 18, 2014
  • How do I Select an Arbitrator?October 15, 2014You have a strike list . . . now what?! What do you know about arbitrators Bob Jones or Sally Smith? Does it really matter? It only matters if you are concerned about the possible outcome! Come learn from an expert about what you need to know regarding how to properly select the most effective arbitrator for your situation.
  • Police Department & Management Issues WebinarOctober 14, 2014You are invited to join Meyers Nave attorney Matthew Lewis as he leads a webinar on current labor and employment issues affecting police departments and management.  Matt will address legislative changes and caselaw from the last year, including Brady issues, applicability of “ban-the-box” efforts to police hiring, and social media policies. Date: October 14, 2014Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Location: This seminar is being presented as ... read more
  • How to Obtain, Engage and Effectively Use Your General and/or Special CounselOctober 2, 2014This 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. This interactive presentation will assist participants by prompting questions and spotting issues related to some of the following: How to identify and obtain the appropriate legal representation for your district’s needs, whether that is ... read more
  • Board Member Compensation Rules: Salaries, Healthcare, PERS & Expense ReimbursementsSeptember 30, 2014This 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.