California Government Code

Sec. § 110011


(a)

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this title, the enactment of this title shall not be a cause for the employer or any predecessor agency to modify or eliminate any existing memorandum of agreement or understanding, or to modify existing wages, benefits, or other terms and conditions of employment. Except to the extent set forth in this title, the enactment of this title shall not prevent the modification of existing wages, benefits, or terms and conditions of employment through the meet and confer in good faith process or, in those situations in which the employees are not represented by a recognized employee organization, through appropriate procedures.

(b)

On the county implementation date, subject to Section 12306.15 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the Statewide Authority shall assume the predecessor agency’s rights and obligations under any memorandum of understanding or agreement between the predecessor agency and a recognized employee organization that is in effect on the county implementation date for the duration thereof. Absent mutual consent to reopen, the terms of any transferred memorandum of understanding or agreement shall continue until the memorandum of understanding or agreement has expired. If a memorandum of understanding or agreement between a recognized employee organization and a predecessor agency has expired and has not been replaced by a successor memorandum of understanding or agreement as of the county implementation date, the Statewide Authority shall assume the obligation to meet and confer in good faith with the recognized employee organization.

(c)

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except to the extent set forth in this chapter and as limited by Section 110023, the terms and conditions of any memorandum of understanding or agreement between a predecessor agency and a recognized employee organization in effect on the county implementation date shall not be reduced, except by mutual agreement between the recognized employee organization and the Statewide Authority.

(d)

Nothing in this title shall be construed to relieve any predecessor agency of its obligation to meet and confer in good faith with a recognized employee organization pursuant to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 3500) of Division 4 of Title 1) until the county implementation date. Nothing in this title shall permit the predecessor agency to meet and confer after the Statewide Authority assumes the predecessor agency’s rights and obligations on the county implementation date.

(e)

With the exception of all economic terms covered by Section 12306.15 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning July 1, 2012, and ending on the county implementation date as set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 12300.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, any alterations or modifications to either current or expired memoranda of understanding that were in effect on July 1, 2012, and any newly negotiated memoranda of understanding or agreements reached after July 1, 2012, shall be submitted for review to the State Department of Social Services, hereafter referred to as the department. This review requirement shall not begin until a county commences transition pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 14132.275 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and shall be performed by the department until the Statewide Authority becomes operational, after which date the Statewide Authority shall continue to perform this review requirement. If, upon review, but not later than 180 days after the county commences transition pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 14132.275 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the department or Statewide Authority reasonably determines that there are one or more newly negotiated or amended noneconomic terms in the memorandum of understanding or agreement to which it objects for a bona fide business-related reason, the department or Statewide Authority shall provide written notice to the signatory recognized employee organization of each objection and the reason for it. Upon demand from the recognized employee organization, the department, or the Statewide Authority, those parties shall meet and confer regarding the objection and endeavor to reach agreement prior to the county implementation date. If an agreement is reached, it shall not become effective prior to the county implementation date. If an agreement is not reached by the county implementation date, the objectionable language is deemed inoperable as of the county implementation date. All terms to which no objection is made shall be deemed accepted by the Statewide Authority. If the Statewide Authority or the department fails to provide the 180 days’ notice of objection, it shall be deemed waived.
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