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 12, 2016

    City of Los Angeles Adopts Ban on Criminal History Questions to Applicants

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Kyle J. Waldie

    On December 7, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council approved the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, colloquially known as the “Ban the Box” law.  The Ordinance will prohibit employers with 10 or more employees (including owners and managers) located in or doing business in the City, and City contractors, from asking applicants about their […] more

  2. November 22, 2016

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues New I-9

    BY: Jonathan Judge

    On November 14, 2016, the U.S. CIS published its new I-9 form.  Employers may immediately begin using the new form for new hire and reverifications, and must stop using the old form (version “03/08/13” in the lower left corner) by January 21, 2017. Employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and […] more

  3. 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

  4. March 28, 2016

    New FEHA Regulations Require Updated Workplace Poster as of April 1

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Christopher Andre, Allison Scott

    The typical workplace bulletin board is densely packed with legally required posters and employee notifications. As laws change, the posters must be updated to reflect the changes. For example, the minimum wage in California increased to $10 an hour on January 1, 2016; the required poster specifying the minimum wage should reflect that most recent […] more

  5. 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