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US Supreme Court's Decision in Janus v. AFSCME
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Court Decisions

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.

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Emergency Cal/OSHA Regulation: Electronic Reporting
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Risk Control

Cal/OSHA recently announced an emergency rulemaking to require California employers to electronically report Form 300A information by amending Title 8, Section 14300.41.

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Did You Know . . . The Record-Keeping Citation Timeline Has Been Extended?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Did You Know?

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.

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A Tale of Two Cases: Cost Recovery for Public Records Act Responses and the Use of AEDs
Posted by Mike Pott in Legal Eye

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.

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Member Spotlight: GSRMA Board Orientation Manual
Posted by Maria Williams in EAGLE Awards, Member Spotlight

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.

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Member Spotlight: Congratulations WSGLP JPA
Posted by Rick Brush in Member Spotlight

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.

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Ninth Circuit Ruling re Homeless Camping on Public Property: Martin v City of Boise
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Court Decisions

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.

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Did You Know...About Indexing?
Posted by Sarah Bruno in Did You Know?, Workers' Compensation

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.

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New Resources to Help Your District Understand the Value of Threat Assessment
Posted by Scarlett Sadler in Education

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.

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Member Spotlight: City of Oakland Manages a Catastrophic Claim using Paradigm
Posted by Rick Brush in Member Spotlight

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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