Entries by Ken Churchill

Reforms IF Court Rules Pensions can be Changed for Future Service

In December of 2018, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in what is generally referred to as the Cal Fire pension case. The ruling could potentially overturn what is commonly referred to as the “California Rule.” The current interpretation of the rule is that pension benefits, once increased, cannot be reduced for existing employees […]

Did Your Agency Comply with the Law When Increasing Pension Formulas?

Since the millennium began, most city and county governments enacted retroactive pension benefit increases that more than doubled their pension costs with no end in sight. Cities and counties have been fighting back in court with some success. One legal challenge raised first against the County of Marin is based on California Government Code Section […]