Public Employment Relations Board Law and Legal Definition

The Public Employment Relations Board is a quasi-judicial administrative agency that has the charge to administer the collective bargaining statutes covering employees of a state. Certain states have their own public employment relations boards. The board oversees public sector collective bargaining in a state. In certain states, it may be a commission instead of board.

In California, the board has to administer California's public schools, colleges, and universities, employees of the State of California, employees of California local public agencies, trial court employees and supervisory employees of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It administers seven collective bargaining statutes, ensures their proper implementation and application, and adjudicates disputes between the parties subject to the statutes.