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. November 22, 2016

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues New I-9

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On November 14, 2016, the U.S. CIS published its new I-9 form.  Employers may immediately begin using the new form for new hire and reverifications, and must stop using the old form (version “03/08/13” in the lower left corner) by January 21, 2017. Employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and […] more

  2. November 10, 2016

    Berkeley Approves Updates to Minimum Wage and Implements New Sick Leave Requirement

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Robert Fried

    In late August, 2016, the Berkeley City Council approved a new sick leave ordinance that will take effect October 1, 2017.  The City Council also approved scheduled increases to the City minimum wage.  Until now, it was unclear whether the minimum wage and sick leave rules the City Council implemented would be altered by competing […] more

  3. October 25, 2016

    California Court of Appeal Confirms that Itemized Wage Statements Need Not Include Accrued Vacation Pay

    BY: Amber Healy, Robert Fried

    The California Court of Appeal last week held that California employers are not required to list the value of accrued vacation on wage statements provided to employees.  Soto v. Motel 6 Operating L.P. (2016) __Cal.Rptr.3d__, 2016 WL 6123927 (Fourth District). Plaintiff Lidia Soto, a former employee of Motel 6, alleged that Motel 6 violated California’s […] more

  4. September 13, 2016

    San Mateo Increases Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2017

    BY: Kyle J. Waldie, Jonathan Judge, Robert Fried

    On September 14, 2016, the San Mateo City Council will enact San Mateo Ordinance No. 2016-7, amending the minimum wage schedule for all employees who work a minimum of two hours a week within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Mateo, including employees who are under 18. Annual minimum wage increases will begin […] more

  5. August 25, 2016

    San Diego Implements Changes to Sick Leave Law Effective September 2, 2016

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On August 3, 2016, the San Diego City Council approved an Implementing Ordinance [link:] amending several provisions of San Diego’s sick leave law.  The Implementing Ordinance takes effect September 2, 2016. Below is a summary of key points of the Implementing Ordinance. Employers may cap an employee’s total accrual of earned sick leave at […] more

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The Endless Maze Of Leave Laws (Don’t Spell LOA as AWOL)

Join us as we discuss areas to improve controls when handling leaves by highlighting various leave laws and providing practical suggestions to help employers harmonize their approach, find their way out of the maze and fulfill obligations under FEHA, ADA, and FMLA/CFRA.

September 6, 2016 - Cerritos Sheraton

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September 15, 2016 - The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills

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