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Blog Posts in February, 2012

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  • Public Safety Officers and the Right to Review Personnel Files
    Public Safety Officers and the Right to Review Personnel Files

    On February 15, 2012, in Barber v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (California Courts of Appeal – 4th District, No. E052296), the court held that previously employed officers ...

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  • At-Will Employment
    At-Will Employment

    In California, employment is presumed to be on an at-will basis (as opposed to a contractual basis). At will employment means that an employer or employee may exercise independent discretion to ...

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  • City Must Give Notice To Remove the Police Chief
    City Must Give Notice To Remove the Police Chief

    On December 23, 2011, in Robinson v. City of Chowchilla (California Courts of Appeal – 5th District, No. F059608), the court held that in order for a public agency to remove a police chief without ...

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  • Employee Benefits Reserved for those Employees in an
    Employee Benefits Reserved for those Employees in an "Employer-Employee" Relationship

    On December 30, 2011, in Arnold v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company , (California Courts of Appeal – First District, No. A131440), the court held that a nonexclusive insurance agent is only entitled ...

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