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 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

  2. April 29, 2016

    Department of Labor Releases New Family Medical Leave Act Poster

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On April 27, 2016, the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) released an updated Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) poster. In general, the FMLA requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees to care for the employee’s serious health condition or a serious health condition of […] more

  3. April 15, 2016

    California Governor Approves Legislation Raising Paid Family Leave Benefits for Employees

    BY: Allison Scott, Jonathan Judge, Paul Fleck

    On April 11, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 908, which will increase workers’ access to State Disability Insurance (“SDI”) and Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) starting in 2018. PFL provides wage replacement benefits for up to six weeks to care for a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner.  The State administers PFL […] more

  4. April 5, 2016

    California Raises Minimum Wage to $15.00 by 2022

    BY: Ryan P. Kennedy, Jonathan Judge

    On Monday April 4, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 3, raising California’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022 (“SB 3”).  California’s current minimum wage of $10.00 tied Massachusetts for the highest minimum wage for any state, and behind only Washington D.C.’s $10.50 minimum wage. Increases to the minimum wage […] more

  5. March 7, 2016

    Santa Monica Enacts Comprehensive Wage and Hour Ordinance Raising the Minimum Wage and Implementing Paid Sick Leave

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Allison Scott

    On January 26, 2016, the Santa Monica City Council joined other California cities in enacting an ordinance that implements minimum wage and paid sick leave requirements that go beyond State requirements. The ordinance applies to employees who work two (2) or more hours in a particular week within the geographic boundaries of the City of […] more