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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 10.653. Right and obligation to meet and confer

(a) Recognized employee organization

A recognized employee organization has the right to represent its court employee members in their employment relations with a court as to matters covered by the Court Employee Labor Relations Rules. Nothing in these rules prohibits any court employee from appearing in his or her own behalf regarding employment relations with a court.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Representatives of a court

Representatives of a court must meet and confer in good faith regarding matters within the scope of representation, as defined in the Court Employee Labor Relations Rules, with representatives of a recognized employee organization, and must consider fully such presentations as are made by the recognized employee organization on behalf of its members before arriving at a determination of policy or course of action. In meeting this obligation a court must also comply with the procedures and provisions stated in Government Code sections 3504.5, 3505.1, 3505.2, and 3505.3 applicable to a public agency.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Joint negotiations and designations

In fulfilling the provisions of (b), the court and the county must consult with each other, may negotiate jointly, and each may designate the other in writing as its agent on any matters within the scope of representation.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(d) Intimidation

A court or a recognized employee organization must not interfere with, intimidate, restrain, coerce, or discriminate against court employees because of their exercise of any rights they may have under the Court Employee Labor Relations Rules or Government Code sections 3500-3510.

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

Rule 10.653 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 2203 effective January 1, 1998, the effective date of Stats. 1997, ch. 850.

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