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. October 2, 2017

    New Berkeley Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Take Effect October 1, 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, L. Brent Garrett, Robert Fried

    Berkeley’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance took effect October 1, 2017.  The Berkeley minimum wage also increased on October 1, 2017.  And earlier this month, the City issued new guidance on its Family Friendly and Environment Friendly Workplace and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances.  The details of the Ordinances are outlined below. Minimum Wage Berkeley’s current minimum […] more

  2. December 21, 2016

    San Francisco Amends Paid Sick Leave Ordinance To Bring Closer In Line With State Law

    BY: Robert Fried, Jonathan Judge

    Earlier this year, voters in San Francisco approved amendments to the San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in an effort to streamline the Ordinance’s provisions with that of the California sick leave law.  The changes to the San Francisco law take effect January 1, 2017. Among the revisions to the Ordinance are the following provisions: […] more

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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