Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) is pleased to announce three important promotions.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), is pleased to welcome Debra Gill, former Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the City of Pleasanton. Ms. Gill is the newest addition to RPMG’s expanding cohort of consultants. In her new role, she helps local governments, special districts and nonprofits address needs and challenges to achieve greater impact in communities across California.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) welcomes former city attorney Jannie Quinn, who joins the firm as of counsel after more than 20 years of service in the City of Mountain View. Jannie also will support public agency clients as a consultant with Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of RPLG.
At its November meeting, the Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) voted not to apply SB 1439 to campaign contributions received in 2022, prior to SB 1439’s effective date. Recently enacted by the Legislature, SB 1439 sets new limits on campaign contributions solicited or received by local elected officials.
The Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) has approved an increase in the annual gift limit for Form 700 filers from $520 to $590, effective January 1, 2023.
On October 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit held that time spent by a specific group of call center workers booting up their computers was compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as “integral and indispensable” to their principal job duties. The Court’s decision in Cariene Cadena, et al. v. Customer Connexx, LLC, et al., 51 F.4th 831 (9th Cir. 2022) (“Cadena”) , reversed a district court ruling granting summary judgment to the employer-defendant.
Three members of the Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) and Renne Public Management Group (RPMG) team will present at the 2022 California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference in Monterey this November.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group, welcomes Dan Rich, former city manager for the cities of Mountain View and Campbell. As one of RPMG’s growing cadre of consultants and strategic advisors, Dan will help cities, counties, special districts and nonprofits improve their effectiveness and achieve greater impact.
The increasingly polarized political environment has taken a toll on election workers and other public servants. The California Legislature has noticed, recognizing in its most recent election legislation that 15 percent of the state’s election officials have retired since the 2020 election. In an ongoing effort to address this issue, Governor Newsom signed SB 1131 into law on September 26, 2022, establishing new protections for public officials from harassment, threats, and acts of violence. As an urgency statute, SB 1311 went into effect that same day.
Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group, is pleased to announce that sustainability expert Wendy Sommer has joined RPMG as a Consultant. Wendy will support executive coaching, organizational and professional development, and facilitation services, as well as complex project management for RPMG clients.