Supervisor’s Guide to Public Sector Employment Law

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Are you transitioning from a career in the private sector to a job in the public sector? Have you just been promoted into your first management position? Were you employed by a public agency in another state? If so, welcome to the exciting world of employment in California's public sector.

This workbook provides a broad overview of the unique aspects of government employment and public governance, focusing on open government laws, personnel management, labor relations, and liability issues that arise in the public sector.

Topics Include:

  • Open Government
    • The Brown Act
    • The Public Records Act
  • Personnel Management in the Public Sector
    • Rights of Public Employees
    • Discipline of Public Employees
    • Managing Personnel Files
  • Labor Relations
    • PERB Jurisdiction
    • Bargaining Units
    • Representation
    • Bargaining
    • Organizational Security
    • Impasse
    • Grievance Process and Union Rights
  • Liability Issues
    • The Tort Claims Act
    • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
    • The Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Indemnification

This document is provided as a benefit to Liebert Library subscribers and cannot be shared outside of their organization. The information contained within is a template only and is not designed to address the specific and unique issues, internal rules, practices, and/or governing documents that might be in place at your organization. You should always consult with legal counsel prior to implementation of any documents.

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