Newslinks for 12-6-18

California high court signals possible agreement with state on worker pension rollback

December 05, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
Confronting a public pension system with rising deficits, the California Supreme Court seemed inclined Wednesday to approve some legislative reductions in future retirement benefits for hundreds of thousands of state and local government workers, but not the far-reaching cuts backed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Related: Associated Press, CALmatters, Marin Independent Journal, Daily Journal

Employers Face Open Questions After Landmark 'Dynamex' Labor Ruling

December 05, 2018 | The Recorder
The court’s decision has rattled companies and forced state and federal courts to grapple with unresolved questions. Meanwhile, plaintiffs attorneys find themselves with more leverage to argue against workforce structures that label workers as independent contractors and not employees.

California arrest rates hit lowest point in three decades, study says

December 06, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) While people young, male and non-white are still far more likely to be arrested, many of these disparities have narrowed in recent years. Arrest rates are also far higher in rural areas than in the state’s big cities.
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