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 10, 2015

    California Department of Industrial Relations Reminds Employers to Post Paid Sick Leave Notices

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    The California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) is reminding employers in the state that they are required to notify workers about the new law that mandates paid sick leave. [Notice to Employers] The DIR notice reminds employers that all employers were required to post a notice about the new law in a conspicuous place at […] more

  2. August 21, 2015

    Labor Commissioner Issues Opinion Letter Confirming 30 Hours of Paid Sick Leave Must Be Provided for Employees Who Regularly Work 10-Hour Shifts

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Philip Azzara

    On August 7, 2015, California’s Labor Commissioner issued an Opinion Letter confirming earlier guidance that employees who regularly work 10 hour shifts must be given up to 30 hours of paid sick leave under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. California’s landmark sick leave law requires employers allow their employees to use “24 […] more

  3. July 8, 2015

    U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Amendments to White Collar Exemption Regulations

    BY: Philip Azzara, Jonathan Judge, Robert Fried

    On July 6, 2015, the United States Department of Labor published proposed regulations that would substantially increase the minimum salary that must be paid to exempt employees under federal law to $50,440 or more.  The DOL published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register, opening a 60-day comment public comment period […] more

  4. June 25, 2015

    California Senate to Consider Sick Leave Law Clean Up Legislation As Deadline Looms

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Philip Azzara

    With eight days remaining before major provisions of California’s sick leave law become effective, the California Legislature continues to tinker with clean up legislation.  On June 22, 2015 the California Assembly amended and passed Assembly Bill 304 (Gonzalez) (“AB-304”), by a vote of 69-0.  AB-304 now goes to the California Senate for consideration. AB-304 would […] more

  5. June 16, 2015

    Update on Sick Leave Clean-Up Legislation and Related Bills

    BY: Philip Azzara, Jonathan Judge, Robert L. Wenzel, Susan Steward, William Betley, Carol A. Gefis, Yvette Siegel

    As discussed during our recent Breakfast Briefings on the sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, we have been tracking various bills at the California Legislature regarding sick leave.  Following is the latest on each of these bills: AB-304 AB-304 seeks to clarify a number of ambiguities in the sick leave […] more