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PORAC Training on Avoiding Bias Open to All

MAJ is pleased to announce that the PORAC Institute has invited two of its attorneys—Alison Berry Wilkinson (of counsel) and David L. Kruckenberg—to present a class entitled "Avoiding Decertification for Bias” on August 9, 2023 at its Headquarters in Sacramento. This 4-hour course will discuss California Senate Bill 2 and the type of conduct that... continue reading

Eric Hintz Joins MAJ Bringing His Criminal Defense Expertise to the Table

We are pleased to introduce the newest addition to Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP’s stellar slate of Of Counsel – Eric H. Hintz. Eric has been a successful and well-regarded criminal defense attorney in the Sacramento area for over 35 years. While still maintaining his independent criminal defense practice with the Law Offices of Eric... continue reading

MAJ's Sacramento Office Is Moving!

Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP is happy to announce that our Sacramento office is moving! Beginning Monday, December 19, 2022, we will be located at 2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 140Sacramento, CA 95833 We are not anticipating any interruptions to communications or services on moving day—Friday, December 16—and we can’t wait to welcome you to... continue reading

Alison Berry Wilkinson Educates Employers About Due Process Rights

Last Thursday, November 17, 2022, MAJ Of Counsel Alison Berry Wilkinson spoke before an audience of management representatives at the 2022 CalPELRA Conference in Monterey, which is sponsored by the California Public Employers’ Labor Relations Association. Her panel’s topic focused on Skelly pre-disciplinary hearings, with her insights on the importance of the process from a... continue reading

MAJ Reaches Landmark $155 Million Settlement for Correctional Supervisors’ Pre & Post Work Activity Lawsuits

Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP is pleased to report that San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng has tentatively granted preliminary approval of a $155 million settlement of wage and hour claims filed by a class of more than 10,000 current and retired correctional sergeants and lieutenants against the State of California and its Department... continue reading

CAL FIRE Local 2881 Ratifies Two-Year Contract

CAL FIRE Local 2881 has just ratified a two-year contract with the State commencing July 1, 2022 and expiring on June 30, 2024. State Bargaining Unit 8, consisting of approximately 8,000 fire suppression and prevention personnel, will receive a 2.5% general salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2022, a 2% general salary increase effective January... continue reading

Yolo DSA Achieves 19% Increases

In 2020, the Yolo County Deputy Sheriff's Association (DSA) negotiated a 3 year memorandum of understanding (MOU) on behalf of deputy sheriffs and DA investigators. The agreement provided for a 4% adjustment for deputies and a 3% increase for DA investigators in 2020. When an agreed-upon salary survey was implemented in 2021, deputies got a... continue reading

Yolo County Attorneys Association Achieves Large Pay Increases

The Yolo County Attorneys Association just ratified a three-year MOU with the County of Yolo that will result in an increase of over 16% in pay. The MOU includes a 3% COLA and a 2.21% equity adjustment retroactive to July 1, 2022. In January 2023, there will be a 5% equity adjustment, followed by a... continue reading

Merced DSA and Hanford POA Get Contract Deals

The Merced Deputy Sheriff’s Association recently ratified a two-year contract with the County of Merced for Bargaining Unit 10, which includes the Deputy Sheriffs. The contract provides for a 6% pay increase effective in the first year, plus a lump sum payment up to $1,500, upon ratification, for those employees who worked from March of... continue reading

MAJ Presents on Media Management at PORAC LDF Conference

Earlier this week, our very own Of Counsel Alison Berry Wilkinson was a featured speaker at the 2022 PORAC Legal Defense Fund Member Conference in Las Vegas on the topic of “Managing the Media and the Message.” Alison and the panel provided a successful and lively presentation, with practical advice, based on real-work examples, for... continue reading

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