California Government Code CHAPTER 7.5 - Trial Court Interpreter Employment and Labor Relations Act

  • Section 71800.
      This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Trial Court Interpreter Employment and Labor Relations Act.(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1047, Sec....
  • Section 71801.
      For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:(a) “Certified interpreter” and “registered interpreter” have the same meanings as in Article 4 (commencing with Section...
  • Section 71802.
      (a) On and after July 1, 2003, trial courts shall appoint trial court employees, rather than independent contractors, to perform spoken language interpretation of trial court...
  • Section 71803.
      (a) In each trial court, there shall be a new employee classification entitled “court interpreter pro tempore” to perform simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and sight translation...
  • Section 71804.
      (a) Each trial court shall offer to employ as a court interpreter pro tempore each interpreter who meets all of the following criteria:(1) The interpreter is certified...
  • Section 71804.5.
      (a) After a trial court has considered applications under Section 71804, the trial court may hire additional court interpreters pro tempore pursuant to the personnel rules...
  • Section 71805.
      (a) Until the conclusion of the regional transition period, all interpreters who are employed by a trial court shall be classified as court interpreters pro tempore,...
  • Section 71806.
      (a) At the conclusion of the regional transition period, trial courts in the region may employ certified and registered interpreters to perform spoken language interpretation for...
  • Section 71807.
      (a) For purposes of developing regional terms and conditions of employment for court interpreters and for collective bargaining with recognized employee organizations, the trial courts are...
  • Section 71808.
      The regional court interpreter employment relations committee shall set terms and conditions of employment for court interpreters within the region, subject to meet and confer...
  • Section 71809.
      The regional court interpreter employment relations committee shall act as the representative of the trial courts within the region in bargaining with a recognized employee...
  • Section 71810.
      (a) A court interpreter pro tempore employed by a trial court may accept appointments to provide services to other trial courts.(b) The Judicial Council shall adopt...
  • Section 71811.
      Except as provided in this chapter, or by a memorandum of understanding or agreement with a recognized employee organization, court interpreters who are employed by...
  • Section 71812.
      Except as provided in this chapter, or by a memorandum of understanding or agreement with a recognized employee organization, each trial court may control the...
  • Section 71812.5.
      (a) Court interpreters employed by the trial courts shall be permitted to engage in outside employment or enterprises, except where that activity would violate the professional...
  • Section 71813.
      Except as otherwise provided by statute, court interpreters employed by the trial courts shall have the right to form, join, and participate in the activities...
  • Section 71814.
      (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule, or regulation, an agency shop agreement may be negotiated between a regional court interpreter employment relations committee and...
  • Section 71815.
      A recognized employee organization shall have the right to represent its members in their employment relations with the trial courts as to matters covered by...
  • Section 71816.
      (a) The scope of representation shall include all matters relating to employment conditions and employer-employee relations, including, but not limited to, wages, hours, and other terms...
  • Section 71817.
      (a) Except in cases of emergency, as provided in this section, the regional court interpreter employment relations committee shall give reasonable written notice to a recognized...
  • Section 71818.
      The regional court interpreter employment relations committee, or those representatives as it may designate, shall meet and confer in good faith regarding wages, hours, and...
  • Section 71819.
      If agreement is reached by the representatives of the regional court interpreter employment relations committee and a recognized employee organization, they shall jointly prepare a...
  • Section 71820.
      If after a reasonable period of time, representatives of the regional court interpreter employment relations committee and the recognized employee organization fail to reach agreement,...
  • Section 71821.
      The trial courts shall allow a reasonable number of court interpreter employee representatives of a recognized employee organization reasonable time off, without loss of compensation...
  • Section 71822.
      The trial courts, the regional court interpreter employment relations committee, and employee organizations may not interfere with, intimidate, restrain, coerce, harass, or discriminate against applicants...
  • Section 71823.
      (a) On or before April 1, 2003, the regional court interpreter employment relations committee shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the administration of employer-employee relations...
  • Section 71824.
      A court interpreter may authorize a dues deduction from his or her salary or wages in the same manner provided to public agency employees pursuant...
  • Section 71825.
      (a) As used in this section, “board” means the Public Employment Relations Board established pursuant to Section 3541.(b) The powers and duties of the board described in...
  • Section 71825.1.
      (a) Any charging party, respondent, or intervenor aggrieved by a final decision or order of the board in an unfair practice case, except a decision of...
  • Section 71825.2.
      (a) Any written agreements reached through negotiations held pursuant to this article are binding upon the parties, upon adoption under Section 71819, and, notwithstanding Sections 1085...
  • Section 71826.
      (a) The enactment of this chapter may not be construed as making Section 923 of the Labor Code applicable to court interpreters.(b) Court interpreters and the trial...
  • Section 71827.
      If any provision of this chapter, or the application thereof, to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the invalidity may not affect other provisions...
  • Section 71828.
      (a) This chapter does not apply to trial courts in Solano and Ventura Counties. Labor and employment relations for court interpreters employed by trial courts in...
  • Section 71829.
      The trial courts shall provide to the Judicial Council on or before March 1, 2003, a list of certified and registered court interpreters appointed by...

Last modified: October 5, 2018