PERB: OPERATION, JURISDICTION, AUTHORITY; SCOPE OF PERB JURISDICTION – In General/Exclusive Initial Jurisdiction-Deferral to Arbitration; Deference by Reviewing Courts
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102.01000 – In General/Exclusive Initial Jurisdiction-Deferral to Arbitration; Deference by Reviewing Courts
Under the Trial Court Interpreter Act, interpreters in full- or part-time positions and court interpreters pro tempore on an as-needed basis without benefits are considered trial court employees. Although the Trial Court Interpreter Act contains provisions granting certain rights to non-employee independent contractors, independent contractor interpreters are not considered trial court employees, and do not have collective bargaining rights. Therefore, PERB lacks jurisdiction over charge by a labor organization alleging violations of the Trial Court Interpreter Act on behalf of an independent contractor.