• Proposed State Ballot Measure Would Make Sweeping Changes to Public Records Act

    Proposed State Ballot Measure RPLG website banner On August 2, 2023, Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit organization focusing on consumer advocacy, submitted a proposed November 2024 ballot measure to the California Attorney General that would, among other amendments, make numerous changes to the California Public Records Act (CPRA)
  • RPLG Partner Art Hartinger Named 2023 Top Labor and Employment Lawyer by the Daily Journal

    RPLG congratulates Art Hartinger 2023 Top Labor and Employment Lawyer by the Daily Journal Art Hartinger, Founding Partner at Renne Public Law Group, has been recognized by the Daily Journal as a 2023 Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California. This distinction underscores Art’s ability to skillfully represent both public and private sector clients in litigation and advisory matters pertaining to labor and employment issues.
  • 2023 Renne Public Law Group Public Law Fellowship Fosters Collaboration and Career Growth

    Thank you speakers! 2023 Public Law Fellowship speaker series On June 5, our 2023 class of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) fellows completed their public law programming, which encompassed 10 days of engaging speaker sessions, research projects and valuable mentorship opportunities.
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Expands Protections

    Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Expands Protections Beginning June 27, 2023, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) expands protections for pregnant employees and job applicants. The PWFA is a new federal law that requires private and public sector employers with at least 15 employees to provide “reasonable accommodations” to known limitations related to qualified employees’ and job applicants’ pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations. The law further prohibits discrimination against qualified employees and job applicants because of their need for a pregnancy-related accommodation.
  • Accomplished Attorneys at RPLG Honored as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Star

    Accomplished Attorneys at RPLG Honored as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Star Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) is thrilled to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored with prestigious accolades from Super Lawyers, a renowned legal rating service. RPLG founding partners Art Hartinger and Jon Holtzman have been named 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment. Geoffrey Spellberg, an esteemed of counsel, has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Employment Litigation Defense. Partner Ryan McGinley-Stempel has been named a 2023 Northern California Rising Star in Constitutional Law.
  • Court of Appeal Upholds One-Term Limit and Salary Cap for County Supervisors

    Court of Appeal Upholds One-Term Limit and Salary Cap for County Supervisors In San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors v. Monell (2023) 91 Cal.App.5th 1248, the Court of Appeal upheld a voter initiative setting an unprecedented one-term limit and significant salary reduction for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. While courts have generally upheld term limits, this case tests the outer bounds of such laws. 
  • CalPERS Moves Forward on New Retired Annuitant Regulation

    On Monday, April 18, 2022, the Pension and Health Benefits Committee of the CalPERS Board of Administration voted to move forward with adopting a regulation governing the employment of retired persons, or “retired annuitants.”
  • RPLG Continues to Expand With Three New Associates

    Effective October 4, Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) welcomes three new associates—Michael Cohen, Jake Freitas and Garvey Vincent—all of whom are alumni of RPLG’s Public Law Fellowship Program, a two-week session designed to introduce law students to public law.
  • Governor Signs Assembly Bill 361 to Amend California’s Open Meeting Laws, Effective Immediately

    The Legislature has stepped in to formally amend open meeting laws to account for a new reality where a persistent global pandemic and extreme wildfires stoked by climate change create an enduring need to make virtual meetings a more permanent fixture for public meetings in California.
  • RPLG’s Jon Holtzman and Jamal Anderson Present on Police Reform at City Attorneys Conference

    Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) Founding Partner Jon Holtzman and Senior Associate Jamal Anderson presented on police reform at the League of California Cities annual City Attorneys Conference. The presentation explored the wide range of initiatives and policy changes on the table for cities addressing police reform in California.