Keeping you up-to-date on our work to increase your salary, improve and protect your benefits, and aggressively represent your professional interests in every forum where they are at stake.
CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE
More News on CASE’s Telework Advocacy. CASE secured another favorable ruling in the ongoing fight against policies mandating our members work in the office an arbitrary number of days per week. CalHR had contacted all of the arbitrators with whom we had originally scheduled dates for arbitrations, and asked that the matters be taken off calendar,arguing that the matter was automatically stayed due to CalHR’s “appeal” of the trial court’s order compelling CalHR to arbitrate these disputes.
In reality, CalHR did not appeal; it filed a writ petition, which, unlike an appeal, does not stay proceedings. Yesterday the Third District Court of Appeal summarily denied CalHR’s petition for writ of mandate regarding our petition to compel arbitration. As a result, there are no more grounds upon which CalHR can avoid going to arbitration, and on November 7, 2023, we’ll commence the first of what could be many arbitrations.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News of interest to CASE legal professionals.
- Why Newsom and Bonta were the ones to take on Big Oil – Politico
- The complex way California pays 300,000 state workers each month, and how new raises are added – The Sacramento Bee/Yahoo News
- Man Who Alleges He Won Record $2 Billion Powerball Jackpot Cites Death Threats – Pasadena Now
CalPERS Open Enrollment Continues. Open Enrollment began Monday and continues through October 13. The Consolidated Benefit (CoBen) received by supervisors and managers with CalPERS coverage covers 85% of premiums for the member and 80% of premiums for covered dependents. As a service to members, CASE has calculated members’ monthly out-of-pocket cost for all the plans available to active employees. You can review a chart of the 2024 CoBen amounts, plans, and fees here. For more information and to explore your 2024 health plan options, log in to your my|CalPERS account or visit the CalPERS Plans & Rates page. You can also use CalHR’s CoBen Calculator or check out on-demand information on the process from CalHR’s Open Enrollment Benefits Fair.