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Fans of the late night television show Saturday Night Live probably have seen the recurring sketch called, “The Californians.”  “The Californians” is a soap opera, and the characters portray Californian stereotypes, such as poking fun at the way Californians speak and drive and their obsession over traffic.  One of the recurring jokes is that Californians regularly discuss which freeways and roads they take to get somewhere.  The characters constantly reference the 405 or the 10…
The California Legislature recently passed AB 1487, which is now codified as Government Code section 20480.  The new law applies only to CalPERS agencies and limits the amount of time that an employee can work in an “out-of-class appointment” to 960 hours per fiscal year. What is an “Out-of-Class” Appointment? Section 20480, subdivision (f), defines an “out-of-class appointment” as “an appointment of an employee to an upgraded position or higher classification by the employer or…
While Danny Zuko and Sandy may have had themselves a blast during those summer lovin’ months, this may be a good time for your agency to take a look at the FLSA “recreational establishment” exemption.  This is a unique exemption that will exempt those employees working at “recreational establishments” from the traditional overtime threshold of 40 hours per week. The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has defined an establishment as a “distinct physical place…