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News for Public Safety Officers

The law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation maintains an extensive practice on behalf of California public safety/public employees in matters ranging from internal discipline to defense of criminal charges. Our employment and labor law attorneys also represent unions in collective bargaining and help individual workers with employee issues such as wage and hour claims, disability and retirement, and workers’ compensation. For more information, see our page on Public Safety/Public Employees Labor Law.

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Annual Duck Hunt and Dinner

Loveall Foundation for Children Dinner

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday Night Gatherings; Every 4th Thursday of the Month (May through September)

Recently Published Decisions

  • Court Upholds the Constitutionality of S.B. 440 (Code of Civil Procedure Section 1299.4 et seq.)
  • Pitts v. City of Sacramento

Previous Decisions





  • White v. County of Sacramento — (1982) 31 Cal.3d 676 — Seminal case under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR). The California Supreme Court held any transfer involving a loss of pay is a punitive action entitling the peace officer employee to the opportunity for an administrative appeal.