The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that requiring non-union public employees to pay mandatory agency fees is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. There are many ramifications to this decision. The most immediate impact is that public agencies may not facilitate a union’s collection of agency fees from a non-member without that employee’s express consent. Therefore, public agencies are immediately prohibited from automatically deducting agency fees from the paychecks of employees.
Cal/OSHA recently announced an emergency rulemaking to require California employers to electronically report Form 300A information by amending Title 8, Section 14300.41.
AB 2334 Occupational injuries and illness: employer reporting requirements: electronic submission was approved by the Governor on September 19th and goes into effect on January 1, 2019.
The appellate courts in California were busy last week as they issued a number of opinions. Below are brief summaries of two such cases that impact public entities.
We all know that governance of public entity risk pools is a very complex operation. One of the best ways to resolve this is by implementing a program/process to educate "new" members on your Board. Check out how GSRMA accomplished this goal and in doing so, became one of the 2018 EAGLE Award recipients.
We congratulate West San Gabriel Liability & Property JPA school districts as they continually focus on making their school sites a safe environment for their children, families and employees through the use of these funds.
For member agencies that have city or county ordinances regarding camping on public property, the recent ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Martin v. City of Boise may have implications on how you apply those rules.
Sometimes referred to as a “claims index” or “index report” the ISO ClaimSearch system allows your claims team to generate a claims history report on a claimant.
In June 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) released the new report titled, “A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the US, between 2000-2013”. The report articulates concrete observable pre-attack behaviors of active shooters to help law enforcement, school officials, and others better identify and manage individuals who may be on a path to violence.
As employers, our employees are our most valued assets. When an employee is injured on the job, it is in the best interest of our employees, the entity, and the EIA to find the best possible care and get the injured worker the best possible outcome. Read how the City of Oakland was able to accomplish just this with the assistance from Paradigm Outcomes.
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