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I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me!

March 9, 2015 by

The modern worker may well feel like she lives in a Rockwell song.  Like our personal lives, in which our every credit-card swipe, social media interaction, website browse, news-article view, and even our cell-phone’s location,… Read More

New Year Brings New Commercial Driver Rules

February 23, 2015 by

States Must Enforce Cell-Phone Use Restrictions and Commercial Driver License (CDL) Penalties As of January 3, 2015, states have begun enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule prohibiting the “use” of mobile… Read More

Yard-Man is Dead, Long Live Yard-Man!

January 28, 2015 by

In M&G Polymers v. Tackett a unanimous Supreme Court overturned the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ seminal Yard-Man decision, but a concurring opinion by four justices has widened the door for retirees in other circuits… Read More

A Message to Labor from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 19, 2015 by

Today is an important day to many of us in the labor movement who, like Dr. King, see labor rights, democratic participation and shared prosperity as civil rights to which all are entitled.  In the… Read More

NLRB Revises Managerial Employee Exclusion and Religious Institution Exemption in Higher Education

January 7, 2015 by

In the December 16 decision in Pacific Lutheran University, the NLRB extended the reach of the National Labor Relations Act (Act) with respect to higher education faculty under the religious institution exemption and the managerial… Read More

New Developments in Public Employee Labor Relations (PERB), Pensions and Initiatives

August 18, 2014 by

In the past several weeks, a number of decisions provide challenges, opportunities, and fodder in the law of public employee labor relations, retirement security, and the initiative process. Each of these developments arise from the… Read More

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine files amicus brief on behalf of Peace Officers Research Association of California (“PORAC”) and PORAC Legal Defense Fund

July 24, 2014 by

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine (BT&B) has filed an amicus brief on behalf of PORAC in an important case that tests the protections afforded collective bargaining agreements under the California Constitution’s contract clause. The case involves… Read More

CalPERS’ Estimate of Contribution Increases Due to Longer Lifetimes

March 18, 2014 by

As has been reported in the news, the CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) Board has adjusted its actuarial assumptions related to mortality.  The good news is that men and women are living longer than… Read More

Final Decision Issued In San Jose “Measure B” Pension Litigation

February 26, 2014 by

Judge Lucas has issued a final ruling on the challenges to San Jose’s pension measure – “Measure B.”  Beeson, Tayer & Bodine (BT&B) represented American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 101… Read More

Employer’s Implementation of PEPRA 2012 Breaches MOU

January 20, 2014 by

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine (BT&B) law firm has been a defender of union and employee rights for over 75 years.  This recent grievance by Local 101 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal… Read More