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. October 2, 2017

    New Berkeley Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Take Effect October 1, 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, L. Brent Garrett, Robert Fried

    Berkeley’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance took effect October 1, 2017.  The Berkeley minimum wage also increased on October 1, 2017.  And earlier this month, the City issued new guidance on its Family Friendly and Environment Friendly Workplace and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances.  The details of the Ordinances are outlined below. Minimum Wage Berkeley’s current minimum […] more

  2. September 21, 2017

    Several Key Employment Bills Await Action by California Governor

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Casandra Secord, Allison Scott

    On September 15, 2017, the 2017 California legislative session ended, with several employment-related bills being sent to the Governor’s desk.  The Governor has until October 15, 2017 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature.  Below is a quick summary of key bills that may be signed and become effective in the upcoming year: […] more

  3. September 19, 2017

    Federal Court Permanently Blocks Federal Overtime Regulation

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Timothy Wojcik

    On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas ruled the Department of Labor (“DOL”) exceeded its authority by more than doubling the minimum salary level needed for an employee to qualify for the “executive, administrative, or professional” exemption from federal overtime and minimum wage laws (commonly referred to as the […] more

  4. August 23, 2017

    California Labor Commissioner Publishes Notice Required For New Hires Concerning Domestic Violence Leave

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    Last year Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2337, requiring employers to provide employees with a notice regarding the availability of domestic violence victim leave. The notice must be provided to new hires and other employees upon request.  The notice requirement took effect July 1, 2017, with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE” otherwise […] more

  5. August 1, 2017

    Employers Must Begin Using Updated I-9 Forms by September 18, 2017

    BY: Jonathan Judge, Maribel Hernandez

    Late last year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a final rule revising Form I-9 and the list of documents that are acceptable to verify identity and employment authorization.  Beginning September 18, 2017, all employers must use the revised I-9 Form dated “7/17/2017 N” for new hires or rehires.  The new Forms, […] more