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. February 22, 2016

    California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issues Guidance on Transgender Issues in the Workplace

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Allison Scott

    On February 17, 2016, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) issued first-of-its-kind guidance on transgender rights in the workplace. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits unfair employment practices against an individual based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, […] more

  3. May 14, 2015

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds Courts May Review Whether the EEOC has Fulfilled Its Statutory Duty to Conciliate Discrimination Allegations

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Robert Fried

    On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that lower courts have authority to review whether the EEOC fulfilled its duty to attempt conciliation (typically through mediation with the parties) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In that review, courts should narrowly consider whether the EEOC gave the employer […] more

  4. February 26, 2015

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Employee’s Interactive Process Request Is Not Protected Activity For Retaliation Claim

    BY: Jorge Luna, Jonathan Judge,

    On January 21, 2015, the California Court of Appeal held that the City of Santa Monica (the “City”) did not fail to reasonably accommodate an employee, Tony Nealy, where Nealy was unable to perform the essential functions of the job and there were no alternate positions for which Nealy was qualified.  Nealy v. City of […] more

  5. July 1, 2014

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby on Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Mandate

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that closely held for-profit corporations may object to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) mandate to offer health insurance with access to certain contraceptive methods under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”).  In a 5-4 decision, the Court found that corporations are protected under the RFRA, […] more