SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION – Negotiations, Arrangements, and Procedures

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1000.02090 – Negotiations, Arrangements, and Procedures

By enacting EERA section 3549.1, the Legislature intended that negotiations would be attended only by the parties’ representatives, absent an agreement or established practice to the contrary. To the extent a public school employer insists on a policy of excluding employee observers from negotiations, it was simply following the statutory default rule for negotiations, and not unlawfully refusing to meet and negotiate.