Peter Schaffert represents public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including labor negotiations, grievance arbitration, discrimination/harassment claims, employee terminations and discipline, leaves, workplace privacy, wage and hour requirements and litigation. Mr. Schaffert also advises public sector employers in general counsel matters, including complying with the Brown Act, conflict of interest law and the Public Records Act.
Mr. Schaffert regularly represents public sector employers in state and federal court and has successfully defended public sector employers in discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment lawsuits. He represents public sector employers before the Public Employment Relations Board and throughout the entire process of labor negotiations, including fact-finding and post-fact-finding negotiations. Mr. Schaffert also has obtained workplace restraining orders on behalf of public sector employers.
In addition to his labor and employment law experience, Mr. Schaffert has experience in charter school law, including compliance with the Education Code and Proposition 39 facilities agreements.
News & Publications
Events & Speaking Engagements
Mr. Schaffert is one of the firm’s FRISK® trainers and provides training and presentations on all aspects of education law.
Alerts & Articles
- California Department of Public Health Issues New Guidance Concerning a Pathway to Physically Open Elementary Schools for In-Person Instruction08.07.2020
- CDE and CDPH Issue School Reopening Guidance — Local Public Health Officials May Have the Final Word06.16.2020
- Governor Issues Executive Order Impacting Collective Bargaining, Administrative Hearings, Post Basic Academy Instruction, and Various Statutory Timelines05.12.2020
- Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties Become First Southern California Jurisdictions to Require Written Social Distancing Protocol04.10.2020, updated 04.13.2020
- Sacramento and Monterey Counties are the Latest in Northern California to Issue Amended Public Health Orders Requiring Written Social Distancing Protocols for Essential Businesses, Including Schools and Local Educational Agencies04.09.2020
- Updated -- HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-1903.20.2020, updated 03.25.2020, updated 3.30.2020
- Governor Issues New Executive Orders Suspending More Brown Act Requirements Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)03.18.2020, updated 03.24.20
- Governor Calls for “Home Isolation” of Persons 65 and Older and With Chronic Conditions; School Employers May Grant Additional Leave, Including Paid Leave03.15.2020
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Mr. Schaffert contributes to the firm’s publications and blogs.
- Does the Public Have a First Amendment Right to Post Comments on a Public Official’s Twitter Feed? First Amendment Challenges to Social Media Access in the 21st CenturyEdLawConnect Blog, 07.09.2018
- EdLawConnect Blog, 11.09.2015
- EdLawConnect Blog, 09.10.2014
- EdLawConnect Blog, 08.15.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 03.04.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 05.24.2012