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Three Main Practices to Establish When Responding to a Public Records Act Request

Posted by Unknown | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Because of the breadth of records that can be requested and the right of the public to inspect records, PRA requests can be challenging to respond to in an organized and efficient manner. Included in this post are three tips to make the process more straightforward, organized, and efficient, producing a better result for both the requester and the public entity.

Senate Bill 95 Provides Extension of COVID-19 Sick Leave

Posted by Alex N. Worthy | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 95 (“SB 95”), which provides up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19.  SB 95 will become effective on March 30, 2021 and will apply retroactively from January 1...

Recent Court of Appeal Decision Clarifies the Scope of Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process Claims under the Fair Employment and Housing Act

Posted by Precious D. Edem | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

On November 30, 2020, the California Court of Appeal in Shirvanyan vs. Los Angeles Community College District (2020) 59 Cal. App. 5th 82 [Shirvanyan] held that to succeed on a claim for failure to engage in an interactive process under the Fair Employment and Housing Ac ("FEHA"), an employee is r...

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 2

Posted by Precious D. Edem | Feb 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 2  When we become stressed, anxious, or frustrated, our bodies tend to clench up and become static. For moments like this, stress balls are a useful mechanism and outlet. The act of squeezing stress balls repeatedly allows our bodies to release tensi...

Health and Wellness Tips, Part 1: Relieving Stress

Posted by Michael T. Travis | Jan 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stress is perhaps the most common wellness issue, but it's different for everyone. It may be caused by demanding work or school schedules, finances, family life, or long-term health problems. Regardless of cause, the impact is real. Excessive stress may cause headaches, lower energy, sweating, d...

Key Changes to Keep in Mind When Considering School District Surplus Property: A Summary of Recent Changes to the Disposition of Surplus Property Process and Expenditure of Proceeds

Posted by Michael T. Travis | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless changes to the way Californians conduct business, complete daily tasks, and engage socially while remaining safe. Schools specifically have seen a number of changes in their operations, legal requirements, and financial responsibilities. The process for...

Thank You Veterans

Posted by Michael T. Travis | Nov 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

On this Veterans Day, Parker & Covert LLP recognizes and thanks all veterans for their service.  Three of our partners, Douglas Yeoman, Jonathan Mott, and Spencer Covert served in the armed forces, making this national holiday all the more meaningful for our firm. Below is a brief history of this...

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