All public entities. This includes state agencies, political subdivisions, private organizations that are supported by public funds or are expending public funds, and contractors - if the contractor is providing services in place of a public entity rather than simply providing services to that entity.
Governing bodies can hold a closed negotiation strategy session regarding a lawsuit or contract if holding an open meeting would have an adverse fiscal effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public entity.
You can close a meeting to talk with your attorney if the discussion pertains to the attorney's advice regarding a pending or reasonably predictable lawsuit involving the public entity. It is important to remember that for public entities and their attorneys, communications are not automatically confidential.
Confidentiality clauses in a settlement agreement involving a public entity are against public policy and are declared void by state law.
Public employee job performance reviews and salary discussions are open to the public. Certain personal information in a personnel file such as the employee's home address, telephone number, and medical information can be closed, but not any records regarding salary or job performance.