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Happy Veterans Day

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Happy Veterans Day On behalf of PrenticeLong, PC, we wish all of our friends and clients a happy Veterans Day.  Thank you to those who have served for your bravery and sacrifice for this Country.We especially want to thank our founding partner and marine David Prentice (pictured above) who teaches us about loyalty and dedication every day.  We all love you.

AB 152 Changes to COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

  • By: Margaret E. Long
AB 152 Changes to COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave On September 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 152, which amends Labor Code section 248.6.  Of importance, the AB 152 affects how COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) is administered.First, AB 152 extends the deadline by three months for employees who have not exhausted their SPSL allotments, and provides that employees now must use such leave by...

Proposition 26 and Franchise Agreements: Should Your County, City, or Special District Pursue a Modification of Terms?

  • By: Gretchen Dugan
Proposition 26 and Franchise Agreements: Should Your County, City, or Special District Pursue a Modification of Terms? Just last month, the California Supreme Court issued its decision that the trial court should have overruled the City of Oakland’s demurrer in Zolly v. City of Oakland (2020) 47 Cal.App.5th 73. In doing so, this would potentially create a significant impact on local solid waste franchise fees and the terms and rates of local franchise agreements.In Zolly, various solid waste disposal...

What is Senate Bill No. 1100?

  • By: Jill Villalobos
What is Senate Bill No. 1100? The Ralph M. Brown Act, enacted in 1953, ensures public agencies deliberate and conduct their business in open public meetings.  It also expressly states that the public has the right to address any agenda item, before or during the consideration of the item; and on any matter within their jurisdiction.  The Brown Act further authorizes the members of the legislative...

Public Records Requests: Recent Precedent Limits Government Objections

  • By: Caitlin Smith
Public Records Requests: Recent Precedent Limits Government Objections  The Third District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion that significantly limits the ability of governmental entities to challenge large scale public records requests. In Getz v. Superior Court, 72 Cal.App.5th 637 (2021), the Court noted the plain directive of Gov. Code § 54950 that “government business is the people’s business,” whether conducted in deliberative proceedings or records of...