Category Archives: California PERB Blog

Governor Signs SB 270: Authorizes Monetary Penalties for Violation of PECC

On September 27, 2021, Governor Newsom signed SB 270 which provides for monetary penalties for certain violations of the Public Employee Communications Chapter (PECC) (Gov. Code §3555 et. seq.). Under the PECC, public employers must provide a union with the … Continue reading

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PERB Invites Comments on Proposed Regulations on Continuances, Exceptions, Recusals, Discovery, SMCS

PERB has invited public comments on proposed regulations regarding continuances, exceptions, recusals, discovery, and SMCS. According to the Initial Statement of Reasons, “As revealed through the stakeholder meetings that were part of the Case Processing Efficiency Initiative, many of PERB’s … Continue reading

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PERB’s End of Fiscal Year Numbers for 2018-19

Overview: PERB issued 92 decisions PERB’s annual report for fiscal year 2018-19 is not due until October 15, 2019. But for the first time in my memory, PERB has provided a “PERB Fiscal Year in Review 2018-19” on its website. It’s … Continue reading

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PERB: “Exploding” Offers Can Be Evidence of Bad Faith

City of Arcadia (2019) PERB Decision No. 2648-M (Issued on 6/12/19) This is another very long decision involving several legal issues. I am just going to focus on one issue: PERB’s holding that, ”a party cannot in good faith make … Continue reading

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Board: Employees Have Statutory “Right to Strike”

Fresno County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (2015) PERB Decision No. 2418-M (Issued on 03/30/15) This case involves bargaining that occurred during the recession in 2009 and 2010. Like many employers during that time period, the employer in this case … Continue reading

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