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. 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

  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. June 30, 2016

    Local Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinances to Take Effect July 1 in Several California Cities and Counties

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Kyle J. Waldie

    Recently, several cities and counties across California have enacted their own minimum wage and sick leave ordinances. Many of these local ordinances are scheduled to take effect July 1, 2016. Local businesses must make sure to comply with these new ordinances and pay their workers not only the state minimum wage, but also any applicable […] more

  4. June 17, 2016

    Los Angeles Set to Double Paid Sick Leave for Workers

    BY: Ryan P. Kennedy, Jonathan Judge

    In early June 2016, the Mayor and Los Angeles City Council approved an increase to the number of paid sick days to six days (48 hours) for employees working in the City of Los Angeles, doubling the three days required by the State.  Los Angeles will join more than 20 cities and counties throughout the […] more

  5. May 12, 2016

    Santa Monica Delays Implementation of Paid Sick Leave to 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Ryan P. Kennedy

    On April 26, 2016, the Santa Monica City Council approved amendments to its Sick Leave Ordinance (“Ordinance”) delaying its implementation until January 1, 2017.  This change will give employers extra time to comply with the Ordinance.  However, the Santa Monica minimum wage remains effective July 1, 2016, to increase to $10.50. Rather than rushing to […] more