Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 39-2019 – Annual Development Fee Accounting (K-12)

Reminder: Development Fee Accounting requirements must be met prior to December 27, 2019. The following information and documents are provided to assist school districts maintain statutory compliance.

Legal Update Memo No. 38-2019 – Emergency Conditions that Require School Closure (K-12)

The recent fires and weather conditions have prompted many questions about when schools are required to close due to the loss of utility services such as water and electricity, including loss of the fire alarm system.

Legal Update Memo No. 37-2019 – SB 328 – Middle and High School Start Times (K-12)

On October 13, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (“SB”) 328 into law. SB 328 prohibits middle schools from starting before 8:00 a.m., and high schools from starting prior to 8:30 a.m.

Legal Update Memo No. 36-2019 – AB 1767 and AB 34 – Creation and Internet Posting of Bullying, Harassment and Suicide Prevention Policies (K-12)

As part of the final packet of legislation for this legislative year, the Governor signed two bills addressing harassment and bullying within schools – AB 1767 and AB 34.

Legal Update Memo No. 35-2019 – SB 142 – Employee Lactation Accommodation (K-12)

On October 10, 2019, the Governor approved Senate Bill (“SB”) 142, which effective January 1, 2020, requires an employer in California to take various actions regarding employee lactation. As a preliminary issue, an employee is entitled to a reasonable amount of break time to express breast milk for the employee’s infant with, if possible, the break time running concurrently with any break time the employer is already providing to the employee. Below the main requirements associated with employee lactation accommodation are detailed.

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