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L.A. County Employees Retirement Assn. v. County of L.A. (CA2/7 B326977 6/24/24) Public Employee Retirement System

By June 24, 2024June 30th, 2024Uncategorized

This appeal presents two questions:  First, does the fiduciary board of a county public employee retirement system established under the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (Gov. Code, § 31450 et seq. (CERL)) have authority under the California Constitution and relevant statutes to create employment classifications and set salaries for employees of the retirement system?  Second, does section 31522.1 impose a ministerial duty on a county board of supervisors to include in the county’s employment classifications and salary ordinance the classifications and salaries adopted by the board of a county public employee retirement system for employees of that system?  It will take some time and space to explain our answers to these questions.  In the meantime, here’s the short version:  Yes and yes.