CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; LIMITATION PERIOD FOR FILING CHARGE – Waiver; Estoppel
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1101.07000 – Waiver; Estoppel
In PERB unfair practice proceedings, the statute of limitations is an element of the charging party’s prima facie case that the charging party bears the burden of proving at hearing. Therefore, a respondent’s failure to raise the statute of limitations as an affirmative defense in its answer does not waive the issue of timeliness.