Bill Diedrich represents school districts, community college districts, and other public agencies in all aspects of labor and employment law.
Having served for more than a decade as Chief Negotiator for school districts and community college districts throughout Southern California, Mr. Diedrich is experienced in using a traditional bargaining model, Interest-Based Bargaining (“IBB”) model, and hybridized bargaining models. His labor representation includes all levels of the collective bargaining process, from pre-planning through impasse. Additionally, his areas of practice include certificated and classified employee discipline, contract enforcement and arbitration, representation of employers before the Public Employment Relations Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Office of Administrative Hearings, certificated and classified layoffs, merit systems, and general education law.
Mr. Diedrich is the son of a retired teacher and school superintendent. His parents met during labor negotiations when they sat on opposite sides of the table!
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Events & Speaking Engagements
Mr. Diedrich is a recognized trainer in all aspects of collective bargaining. He lectures extensively before industry organizations such as CSBA, ACSA, SEAC, and CASBO. Additionally, he is the collective bargaining trainer for the Inland Personnel Council, a consortium of public school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education located in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Mr. Diedrich also regularly presents before local and statewide organizations on a myriad of matters that are of interest to his public sector clients, including state-mandated sexual harassment training, ethics training, and Brown Act compliance training.
Mr. Diedrich is the co-creator of the firm’s “H.R. 101” training series, developed for new human resources administrators.
Alerts & Articles
- PERB Determines That Effects of an Employer’s Decision to Mandate Flu Vaccine for Faculty and Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic Was Subject to Negotiations07.28.2021
- Update: California Department of Public Health Issues Comprehensive Guidance Governing Opening and Reopening of K-12 Schools03.24.2021
- California Department of Public Health Issues Comprehensive Guidance Governing Opening and Reopening of K-12 Schools01.19.2021
- The California Department of Education and Various Statewide Organizations Issue Aspirational Framework for Local Agreements04.02.2020
- PERB: The Duty to Provide Information to Unions is Distinct from Obligations Under the Public Records Act11.28.2018
- EdLawConnect Blog, 08.05.2016
- Keep Your Friends Close and Your SCARs Closer: Mandated Reporters Are Not Immune from Lawsuits for Unwarranted Disclosures under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting ActEdLawConnect Blog, 12.11.2013
- Labor & Employment Law Blog, 07.03.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 07.02.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 05.14.2013
- EdLawConnect Blog, 04.08.2013
- Smile! You’re on Candid Camera! The Use of Student Recorded Cellular Phone Videos in Teacher Discipline CasesEdLawConnect Blog, 01.18.2013