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. 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

  2. March 28, 2016

    New FEHA Regulations Require Updated Workplace Poster as of April 1

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Christopher Andre, Allison Scott

    The typical workplace bulletin board is densely packed with legally required posters and employee notifications. As laws change, the posters must be updated to reflect the changes. For example, the minimum wage in California increased to $10 an hour on January 1, 2016; the required poster specifying the minimum wage should reflect that most recent […] more

  3. May 18, 2015

    California Court Of Appeal Upholds Labor Code Section 3701.9 Prohibiting Staffing Companies, Labor Leasing Companies, and Professional Employer Organizations From Self-Insuring For Workers Compensation Liability

    BY: Christopher Andre, Scott K. Dauscher

    In 2012, Legislature enacted Labor Code section 3701.9 providing that “(a) A certificate of consent to self-insure shall not be issued after January 1, 2013, to any of the following. (1) a professional employer organization (“PEO”).  (2) A leasing employer [“LE”] …. (3) A temporary services employer [“TSE”],” and providing that “A certificate of consent […] more

  4. September 15, 2014

    Governor Signs Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014: Paid Sick Days To Be Provided To Nearly All California Employees Effective July 1, 2015

    BY: Christopher Andre, Scott K. Dauscher, Jonathan Judge

    On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which will require California employers to provide to nearly all employees — exempt and non-exempt — paid sick days effective July 1, 2015. The Basics: With limited exceptions, beginning July 1, 2015, every employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, who […] more

  5. August 29, 2014

    California Supreme Court Holds That A Franchisor Is Not Vicariously Liable For Claims Of Alleged Sexual Harassment By Employees Of Franchisee, Unless. . . .

    BY: Christopher Andre, Scott K. Dauscher

    In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC., the California Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether a franchisor, such as Domino’s Pizza, LLC., can be held vicariously liable for claims of alleged sexual harassment by an employee of a franchisee, such as an individually owned Domino’s Pizza store.  The court framed the issue as follows:  “Does […] more