Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo attorneys are often asked to share their insights, opinions and ideas about the latest issues affecting our clients’ industries and organizations. Here, you will find updated content from the AALRR team about current developments and trends in labor and employment law.

  1. August 1, 2017

    Employers Must Begin Using Updated I-9 Forms by September 18, 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    Late last year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a final rule revising Form I-9 and the list of documents that are acceptable to verify identity and employment authorization.  Beginning September 18, 2017, all employers must use the revised I-9 Form dated “7/17/2017 N” for new hires or rehires.  The new Forms, […] more

  2. June 30, 2017

    Ten Local Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase Effective July 1, 2017 in California

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    The minimum wage rates in 10 localities in California are set to increase effective July 1, 2017.  The increases are as follows: Emeryville: $14.00 per hour (for employers with 55 or fewer employees); $15.20 per hour (for employers with 56 or more employees). Milpitas: $11.00 per hour San Francisco: $14.00 per hour San Jose: $12.00 […] more

  3. May 26, 2017

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Employer Can Compel Arbitration Under Agreement Between Staffing Agency and Temporary Worker

    BY: Amber Healy, Ohia A. Amadi

    On May 16, 2017, the Court of Appeals held that a company that obtains workers from a temporary staffing agency can enforce the arbitration agreement entered into between the temporary workers and the staffing agency.  See Garcia v. Pexco, LLC, No. G052872, 2017 WL 1435788 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 24, 2017). The court originally issued […] more

  4. May 19, 2017

    The US Supreme Court Limits Appellate Review Of District Court’s Refusal To Enforce Subpoenas Issued By The EEOC

    BY: Amber Healy, Shawn Ogle

    The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that an appellate court must review a district court’s decision whether to enforce a subpoena issued by the EEOC under an abuse of discretion standard rather than de novo review which provided no deference to the district court’s decision.  McLane Co. v. the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 137 […] more

  5. May 5, 2017

    Avoid Common Mistakes That Can Jeopardize Coverage Under An Employment Practices Liability Insurance Policy

    BY: Christopher Andre

    Many employers purchase Employment Practices Liability Insurance (“EPLI”) polices to protect themselves against employment-related lawsuits by current or former employees or job applicants, such as claims of alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. The “Claims Made and Reported” Time Trap. EPLI policies are often written on a “claims made and reported” basis. A claim […] more