New Law Changes Contract Requirements for Design Professionals

Existing law provides, with respect to contracts and amendments to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2011, with a public agency, as defined, for design professional services, that all provisions, clauses, covenants, and agreements contained in, collateral to, or affecting these contracts or amendments to contracts that purport to require the design professional to defend the public agency under an indemnity agreement, including the duty and the cost to defend, are unenforceable, except for claims that arise out of, pertain to, or relate to the negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct of the design professional. Existing law provides that all contracts and all solicitation documents between a public agency and a design professional are deemed to incorporate these provisions by reference.

Risk Management Loses Two Great People

In Memory of Susan Eldridge
It's with a heavy heart that PARMA says goodbye to a dear member of our organization.  Susan Eldridge passed away on Saturday, June 3.  No services have been announced.
PARMA recently announced the renaming of its Annual Conference Scholarship to the Susan Eldridge PARMA Conference Scholarship.  Susan is a life member of PARMA who has been a strong advocate for education and PARMA's roll in providing affordable quality educational opportunities to the risk management profession.  Susan also served on the PARMA Board of Directors from 2000 - February 2017 and served multiple terms as our Secretary / Treasurer.

Summer 2016 E-Newsletter

In This Issue:
PARMA Name Change
PARMA Member Spot Light
Ride the Risk with PARMA in 2017!
PARMA's Plans for the Future
PARMA Announces New Member Resources
Risk Management 101 Session at 2017 Annual Conference
Alliant Releases Updated Insurance Requirements in Contracts Manual

California Updates Nondiscrimination Regulations Concerning Pregnancy and Sexual Harassment

Changes Effective April 1, 2016
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has released new final regulations, effective April 1, 2016, that address (among other things) pregnancy and sexual harassment under the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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